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by The Staff on January 30, 2014


Nobody does body horror like David Cronenberg. Remember poor Samantha Eggar as the woman with the external uterus in The Brood? How about the hallucinatory broadcasts of torture and murder in Videodrome? Once seen, they cannot be unseen.

Tonight, EMPAC will screen eXistenZ, another of Cronenberg’s body horror classics. The film forecasts a future where organic “game pods” have replaced electronic video game devices. eXistenZ stars Jennifer Jason Leigh (left) and Jude Law and is, really, kind of a mind-fuck.

eXistenZ will be screened tonight (Thursday, Jan. 30) at 7:30 PM in the EMPAC Theater (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy). Tickets are $6. For more info, call the box office at 276-3921.