One of the more intriguing pieces of news concerning the London Film Festival this year (as far as we are concerned anyway) is the introduction of the ‘Cult’ strand.

I must be honest, I am always a bit wary of any film that is billed as a ‘cult’ film, as surely that title should be earned, not self-proclaimed.

But the selection the LFF organisers have put together certainly look interesting, and we will take a look at those offerings over the coming days.

Kicking things off is Cronenberg’s Antiviral, but this is son Brandon, rather than legendary director David.

You would be hard pushed to know that from the trailer though, a slick body-horror opus that takes in celebrity obsession, sinister surgery and a dose of clinical quality.

The trailer got a pretty impressive reaction when it screened at Frightfest recently and it is fair to say we have high hopes for this one.

Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon and Malcolm McDowell among others, Antiviral screens at the London Film Festival on October 13/14/15.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.