James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky
David Cronenberg (Director), David Cronenberg (Writer)
Released: Feb. 4th, 1983
Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
A lot of credit for what makes Videodrome such an outstanding film has to go to the legendary Rick Baker, who provides some excellent practical effects that convey the extremely visceral ways in which Videodrome starts to affect the people who are exposed to it.
It isn't that it is too weird to understand, it all makes sense, it's just that the movie takes a turn into the realm of oddity, as opposed to the first half of the film which is viewing the oddity by proxy.