In the field of body horror, nobody is more accomplished than Cronenberg, whose classics of the genre (including 'The Fly', 'Scanners' and 'Videodrome') have a terrible, clinging quality; they stick to you like parasites.
His return to the land of icky-mucky-yucky is set in a future where the human body is undergoing big changes. Pain is a thing of the past (that’s good!), pleasure is also on the way out (that’s bad) and people are growing new organs (that’s weird).
Viggo Mortensen plays a performance artist who incorporates his body’s rapidly expanding organ set into his art.