PRY’s review published on Letterboxd:
At first I didn't know if I should laugh or not. And then I was kicking at the screen in disgust. And then for the first time in ages, I screamed.
This movie was bloody terrifying. It takes body horror to Dante's level of Hell and drags it back through Anthony Bourdain's leftovers.
Cronenberg has already established with me that he's a master at disgusture (creature + disgusting. go ahead, use it) with Naked Lunch and eXistenZ. But Jesus Fucking Christ, man.
I'm going to have to eat at some point in the future and he just does his damn best at making sure that won't happen. What between naked Jeff Goldblum and acid bone...I just can't.
Speaking of: Mr. Sax Goldblum puts on a terrorific performance. His quirks and breathing and insexual mannerisms are wonderful. Both him and the makeup deserve a severe nod.
By and by, this has become one of my favorite horror films. But I don't really want to watch it again anytime soon thank you very much.