Syd: “She’s more than perfect… more than human.”
Dorian: “Celebrities aren’t people, they’re group hallucinations.”
The Canadian Horror film Antiviral got a decent amount of press in 2013, not necessarily for its content, but for its writer/director; Brandon Cronenberg is the son of the legendarily perverse David Cronenberg, creator of Dead Ringers and The Brood (among many disturbing others). Discussions regarding “how far the apple falls from the tree” have overshadowed examination of the film’s strengths and weaknesses, which begs an important questions: Does Antiviral stand on its own merits or is its appeal limited to those invested in the Cronenberg legacy? Will Brandon ever be able to step out from beneath his father’s gigantic shadow?
Read my review after the jump.