Possessor ★★★★½

Crackling with a sleek visual panache, heady splices / cuts interweaving erotica & gore, and a bevy of dissociative motifs / techniques that blend psychological bewilderment with physical metamorphosis, Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor is a lush & hedonic entry into his father's 'body horror' sub-genre.

It is such a visceral film—replete with fleshly mutations, microscopic incisions, epidermal transformations, vertiginous hallucinations, & gory stabbings—that Brandon Cronenberg could be said to have even raised the high bar set by the elder Cronenberg.

In fact, Possessor is such a masterful slaying of his father's aesthetic explorations that it verges on parricide.*

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