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.