Synopsis: In Camelford, while swinging his van across a narrow road to make a u-turn, a driver stalls the vehicle that does not restart. Hart Read is driving his motorcycle with his girlfriend Rose and he drives off the road to avoid the collision. Hart suffers minor injuries while Rosie is injured and burned by the flames when the motorcycle explodes. The ambulance from the nearby Keloid Clinic for Plastic Surgery brings the couple and Rose, who is in coma, is submitted to an emergency surgery and to an experimental plastic-surgery technique by Dr. Dan Keloid to retrieve her skin in the chest and abdomen. Hart is discharged but Rose stays in coma in the intensive care unit (ICU) to recover. Out of the blue, Rose awakens from her coma one month later and screams. A nurse helps her but is wounded by her and then he cannot remember what has happened. He is sent to a hospital in Montreal while Rose realizes that she needs to feed with blood. However her victims become zombie-like creatures. Rose fl
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: New Concorde Home Entertainment
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



As far as I can see, these guys

are completely legit, Danny.

The bank has checked them out.

They're just as convinced as I am.

They're willing to go

all the way with us.

You know the idea of a

franchised operation

for plastic surgery

resorts is a natural

It's one of those magnificent,

inevitable ideas.

Banks are always quick to say that

when everything's rolling easy.

But, you take it from me,

the first signs of heat from

the medical association,

the first cries of

professional outrage,

the bank will call back it's note

and leave us hanging by our thumbs.

It's not the financing

that's bothering you, Dan.

Your voice has that edge to it.

I've never denied it.

I just sure as hell don't want to become

the Colonel Sanders of plastic surgery.

Why not? Sounds great to me.

We passed it.

We didn't pass it.

I remember that farm.

We passed it. That farm is

past Concession Road 12

We were supposed to turn

at Concession Road 11.

I don't remember that farm, Dad.

We didn't pass it. I very

distinctly remember that farm.

If you would just stop this vehicle long

enough to look at this map I will...

All right!

You're both right

and I'm all wrong.

We'll turn around and

go all the way back.

Goddamn thing!

Shoulda never sold

the station wagon.

Oh, Christ, Bob!

Huh? Oh, Christ!


Lloyd! My God! I just saw a

motorcycle exploded in that field.

- I think there's somebody under it.

- I better tell the boys inside.

Is Dr. Keloid there?

It's urgent.

Yeah, what is it, Steve?

There's been a motorcycle accident

a few minutes down the highway.

Should I take the

ambulance and go get 'em?

Yeah, sure.

What am I suppossed to do?

Go back to the three of the

largest investment groups

of North America and say...

- Steve? You still there?

- Yes.

Hang on till I get there, OK? I'm

coming with you. Meet you at the front.

Oh, now, Dan. We've got a

lot of decisions to make...

You and Murray work it out, hon.

Just make the pill easy

for me to swallow, OK?

I don't know why

you'd married him.

Bob, get back!

Be careful, Bob!

Get in back, hold

him back there!

Get the car run, let's go!

They're over there, Doctor!

They were speeding!

Oh, my God.

- How is her breathing?

- Heavy.

The man's got a broken hand,

separated shoulder, concussion.

We can send him to the General.

But it's definitely major

surgery for her, and right now.

I know we're not, but

we've got no choice.

- How is her blood pressure?

- Steady.

I'd say she's got a half

hour to live and it's

three hours to the nearest

serious hospital.

It's us or nobody.

It must be bad.

Oh, my God.

Get it up!

The guy in the van has got a concussion,

separated shoulder, broken hand.

- Maybe some Demerol when he becomes lucid.

- OK, Dr. Keloid.

OK, boys. Take her into pre-op.

Tell Dr. Karl to set

her up for the works.

We're ready for you, doctor.

What's that all about?

Somebody said something

about an accident.

Couldn't they throw a sheet

over it or something?

- I don't buy it, Dan.

- You haven't seen her.

I don't have to see her.

Neutral field grafts have

never been used internally.

We could end up with a terminal

cancer patient on our hands.

Aw, c'mon. We can monitor, Roxy.

She's got nothing to lose.


So when do I get to see Rose?

Not for a while.

Why not?

Oh, Jesus.

I didn't kill her, did I?

She's not dead.

Now, I know everyone

here is familiar with

the standard techniques

of skin grafting,

but what we're going to do is

a little out of the ordinary.

I'll explain it as we go.

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David Cronenberg

David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, actor and author. Cronenberg is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or visceral horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. His films have won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Crash (1996). more…

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