Cronenberg's fantasy masterpiece interweaves various parts of writer William S Burroughs' bizarre novel with episodes from his real-life experiences. Bill Lee (Weller) accidentally shoots his own wife and is embroiled in dodgy dealing in a shadowy port called Interzone. Then his typewriter morphs into a giant cockroach. Viewers who are unfamiliar with Burroughs' work are quite likely to feel utterly lost in this film, and even reading the original novel is unlikely to throw a great deal of light on the subject. Best just to accept the film as a discussion about drug-induced creativity and destruction, rather than a coherent story of a man's life. Be warned though-- while watching this, you may start to suspect that someone has slipped something in your popcorn.
Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Peter Weller, Judy Davis