Ian West’s review published on Letterboxd:
A disgusting tragedy—a pus filled, fleshy stew Cronenberg concoction ripe with disgusting moments, disgusting effects, and disgusting people. A legit monster movie with a final sequence to die for (which I replayed again in black and white and holy smokes it was a site to behold) and that Howard Shore score oozes a Universal vibe from years past. A perfect blend of 50’s style sci-fi horror beamed right into the 80’s with two leads absolutely going for it, special effects to puke over, and a perfectly paced story equal parts gripping/emotional.
I can’t believe it’s been over ten years since I’ve revisited this—my bad.