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Sold originally as a sexploitation film, re-issued in the 90’s as a lost Romero horror classic, it is in fact neither. It’s definitely a lost Romero classic, but not quite horror. Arrow Video (<3) have come closest it to selling it as what it actually is: a strange, dreamlike commentary on gender roles, suburbia, and loneliness. Very pleasant surprise, absolutely wonderful.
The shadow of Ballard has always loomed large over Cronenberg’s work, so it’s no surprise that in finally confronting one of his novels head on, Cronenberg crafted perhaps his most complete film. It’s almost certainly his most visually accomplished.
This is also compulsively, impressively (given the subject matter) watchable, even when at times there’s little to grab on to in terms of traditional character.