Videodrome (1983)

First it controls your mind. Then it destroys your body.

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1983-02-04
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1979 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Guardian Trust Company
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: David Cronenberg
star 7.3/10
From 1,979 Ratings


As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

Videodrome Trailer

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  • James Woods

    as Max Renn
  • Sonja Smits

    as Bianca O'Blivion
  • Debbie Harry

    as Nicki Brand
  • Peter Dvorsky

    as Harlan
  • Leslie Carlson

    as Barry Convex
  • Jack Creley

    as Brian O'Blivion
  • Lynne Gorman

    as Masha
  • Julie Khaner

    as Bridey
  • Reiner Schwarz

    as Moses
  • David Bolt

    as Raphael
  • Lally Cadeau

    as Rena King
  • Henry Gomez

    as Brolley
  • Harvey Chao

    as Japanese Salesman
  • David Tsubouchi

    as Japanese Salesman
  • Kay Hawtrey

    as Matron
  • Sam Malkin

    as Sidewalk Derelict
  • Bob Church

    as Newscaster
  • Jayne Eastwood

    as Woman Caller
  • Franciszka Hedland

    as Bellydancer
  • David Cronenberg

    as Max Renn in helmet (uncredited)
Directing David Cronenberg Director
Writing David Cronenberg Writer
Editing Ronald Sanders Editor
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Camera Mark Irwin Director of Photography
Art Carol Spier Art Direction
Production Claude Héroux Producer
Production Pierre David Executive Producer
Production Victor Solnicki Executive Producer
Art Angelo Stea Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Delphine White Costume Design
Crew Rick Baker Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Effects Designer
Sound Peter Burgess Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Steve Johnson Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Shonagh Jabour Makeup Artist
Directing John Board First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Constant Natale Hairstylist
Crew Bill Sturgeon Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Booth Hairstylist
Crew Frank C. Carere Special Effects
Directing Rocco Gismondi Assistant Director
Sound Elius Caruso Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Coombe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mike Hoogenboom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Libby Bowden Assistant Director