”Look at those assholes, ordinary fucking people. I hate ‘em.” Repo Man (1984) dir. Alex Cox
Night of the Comet (1984)
This is exactly my aesthetic.
Okay, so the obvious point of reference is Giger (with a healthy dose of Cronenberg), but with the fleshy gun(?), I was pretty immediately reminded of The Many from System Shock 2. Which I mean, is also obviously inspired by Giger, but still.
Either way, you’ve got my attention.
Have u seen existenz? @mendelpalace
I haven’t, though judging from this:
I can believe that it’s a possible inspiration.
Though of course this isn’t Cronenberg’s first use of an organic weapon.
I still stand by the System Shock 2 comparison, as it did have two organic firearms made from human and alien tech, one of which is referred to as “semi-sentient” (though for the life of me I can’t find a decent picture of either one).
Alien / Ridley Scott
Tsutomu Nihei production art for the Neuromancer movie that never happened.
Oh yes, the summer of ‘86. Check out the marquees on 42nd Street: Psycho III, Aliens and Big Trouble in Little China! I can’t help but imagine a few blocks down The Fly and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 are showing as well…