Videodrome (1983) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1983
  • Genre:  Sci-Fi Horror, Supernatural Power
  • Cast and crew: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Debbie Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwarz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau, Henry Gomez, Harvey Chao, David Tsubouchi, Kay Hawtrey
  • Director:  David Cronenberg
  • Screenwriter:  David Cronenberg

Videodrome (1983) Rating:

  • Dylan = 9 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.3 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.0 / 10;

Videodrome (1983) Synopsis:

Max is at the head of TV channel 83 and, in his quest for new stocking programs, he stumbles upon a dangerous TV-show that will quickly obsess him.

Videodrome (1983) Review:

For me, Videodrome is maybe the best horror movie by David Cronenberg. The king of horror/sci-fi created here one of the references of the “body horror” sub-genre.

The concept of Videodrome is worthy of the best sci-fi scenario. The existence of a signal that can create a new organ allowing new senses & perception reminds a lot of Lovecraft’s “From Beyond”. I, however, find Videodrome much deeper and complex than the latter. There are a lot of surprises and unexpected twists, and maybe you’ll need to see it more than once to fully understand how deep it is. The only thing I can tell you is that the more I watch it, the more I enjoy it.

The atmosphere is very dark and the heavy enigmatic music helps to build a very mysterious and oppressive ambiance. The acting is absolutely great too.


The one reason why that film doesn’t have a better rating is the special effects, which are a bit off if compared to modern standards. The film is based on cutting-edge technology, seeing VHS tape and old TV does not help modern viewers to immerse into the crazy world of Videodrome. This is typically one movie that would love to see a remake made (by Cronenberg itself maybe…we can always dream!).

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