DAVID CRONENBERG ON WHY HE PROBABLY WON’T MAKE ANOTHER HORROR FILM





I think most of us older horror fans yearn for a return to the days when director David Cronenberg proved himself to be a true master of horror with films like The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome and The Fly – films which often frightened, but which also required some brain input [and possibly a sick bag], but it sadly seems that this will not happen. Well, probably won’t happen. As he said to ‘Entertainment Weekly’:

“I’ve never really resisted that. I’ve been offered many projects and so on, and they just seemed to be a repetition basically of what I’d done already, so that’s not interesting. I think the reason that I started to evolve away from straight horror was just because, instead of being liberating, which it was in the beginning – and it’s a genre that really is capable of delivering a lot more than just scares if it’s done by really talented people – but I think I found that horror was becoming restrictive rather than liberating.”

“So I think in all my films there is still the texture of that underneath everything, but I don’t really see myself going back to that. But you never know, you never know.”

So I guess there’s still a small chance then. Come on David, prove that you can do it one more time!

About Dr Lenera 3097 Articles
I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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