First it controls your mind, then you buy everything you see on television. everything.Haha, well... political sci-fi t-shirts are in short supply these days, and what better movie to bring them to the surface with than Cronenberg's horror masterpiece, Videodrome (James Woods, Debbie Harry)!
If you haven't watched this cult film, it's an absolute must-see... considering it was made in 1983 (one year before the doom filled predictions of 1984's Big Brother),it's interesting to see how visionary director David Cronenberg fleshed-out themes of snuff movies, softcore pornography, ultra-violence, sex and punk sadomasochism and the socio-political fight for your mind (and wallet) through television.
Of course, this time period was also the beginning of The MTV generation... having started in 1981, the music channel gained an almost instant fanatic following the first few years. This unflinching adoration was ferociously on the minds of parents and politicians (like Tipper Gore) with their pro-active campaigns such as the PMRC and D.A.R.E.The current irrational censorship and fear of mind control through media outlets was likely a direct inspiration for Cronenberg.
Using the guise of pirate television, the director exploits the plot of elitest's using media to overpower the free will of the people.As the anti-media band "Emergency Broadcast Network" once put it, the act of watching television is "participating in your own manipulation".
Although, that's not to say this psychological thriller is solely grounded in reality... there's some seriously far-out sh*t in this Canadians awesome filmography of wicked cult movies. Some highlights of his weirdest films are Rabid, Scanners, The Fly, Naked Lunch and eXistenZ...all of which deal with social and political issues to some degree, very much in the same vein as George Romero's zombie movie series, Night of The Living Dead - NOTLD
Anyway, don't let our craziness bore you... just buy this killer horror movie t-shirt! Cool TV Shirts are hard to come by, but even cooler horror movie tee shirts (that aren't cookie cutter adverisements) are REALLY hard to come by! So do us a favor and join the fight against brainwash and mind control...
DEATH TO VIDEODROME...LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!!