David Cronenberg's son Brandon Cronenberg has directed an insane looking psychological horror thriller called Antiviral that his father could be proud of. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in terms of telling unsettling insane stories. The trailer shows a twistedly sick film that follows an employee of a strange company that sells celebrity diseases to their deranged fans. It looks as jacked up as it sounds, and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Here's the Synopsis:
The sci-fi film follows Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones X-Men: First Class), an employee of an unusual company that sells celebrity diseases to deranged fans. By becoming infected with the same viruses that have afflicted their favourite stars, these disturbed celebrity devotees hope to get a little closer to their famous idols. But when Syd is infected by a disease that took the life of a young starlet (played by frequent David Cronenberg collaborator Sarah Gadon), he suddenly finds that he has become a twisted collector's item.
As of right now there's no release date for this crazy looking film, but check out the trailer below and let us know if it looks like a movie you'd want to see! Do you think society's obsession with celebrities will ever go this far? Has it gone this far?!
The film's creators have also launched a shudder-inducing viral site to complement Antiviral. LucasClinic.com invites prospective patients to explore some of the "treatments" they offer, including the celebrity infirmities like the Norwalk virus, whooping cough, and herpes.
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