In Brandon Cronenberg‘s Antiviral, a young man is infected with the same virus that killed a mega-celebrity, and he has to solve the mystery of her demise to save his own skin. Of course, from the looks of the trailer, there are a million other things going on. Our man Simon enjoyed it at Cannes and noted the fairly clear father-son connection between the subject matter and the director’s own famous father.

And the connection goes deep. So deep that Max Renn could be the one chasing modernity down the rabbit hole here. Instead of television, like it was with Videodrome, it’s the obsession with celebrity – a fitting new direction for our times.

Check out the trailer for yourself:

Long live the new body horror.

Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3