Set in a dystopian future where a freak accident has killed all postpubescent women, Crimes of the Future follows Adrian, director of the dermatological clinic that caused the accident.
Cronenberg’s second outing proves analogous to Stereo, but shoots in color and opts for first-person narration. The result proves more accessible, albeit far darker.
The nihilist in me loved it, but the stiff narration robs it of what would otherwise be a knockout gut-punch. Worth a look for Cronenberg fans for the strong through line to his later body-horror films.