Videodrome (1983)

Long live the new flesh.

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1983-02-04
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 2044 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Guardian Trust Company
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: David Cronenberg
star 7.2/10
From 2,044 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.

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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 (Helmet Scenes) (uncredited)
Directing David Cronenberg Director
Writing David Cronenberg Writer
Editing Ronald Sanders Editor
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Crew Denise Di Novi Creative Consultant
Camera Mark Irwin Director of Photography
Art Carol Spier Art Direction
Production David Coatsworth Location Manager
Production Claude Héroux Producer
Production Pierre David Executive Producer
Crew Pierre David Presenter
Production Victor Solnicki Executive Producer
Crew Victor Solnicki Presenter
Art Angelo Stea Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Delphine White Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Effects Designer
Art Barbara Dunphy Assistant Art Director
Sound Peter Burgess Supervising Sound Editor
Production Lacia Kornylo Production Accountant
Crew Bob Sher Carpenter
Costume & Make-Up Mark Shostrom Special Effects Makeup Artist
Sound Terry Burke Foley Artist
Costume & Make-Up Steve Johnson Special Effects Makeup Artist
Lighting Jock Brandis Gaffer
Crew Alan Zweig Driver
Costume & Make-Up Shonagh Jabour Makeup Artist
Production Peter Lavender Extras Casting
Art Ed Hanna Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Eileen Kennedy Assistant Costume Designer
Directing John Board First Assistant Director
Crew Bonnie Gold Receptionist
Crew Paul Freedman Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Constant Natale Hairstylist
Production Gwen Iveson Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Booth Hairstylist
Crew Frank C. Carere Special Effects
Art Alex Russell Head Carpenter
Camera Maris H. Jansons Key Grip
Sound Gary Daprato Assistant Sound Editor
Production Larry Nesis Associate Producer
Art Janet Cormack Painter
Costume & Make-Up Shawn McEnroe Special Effects Makeup Artist
Art Tom Coulter Assistant Art Director
Crew Nick Kosonic Scenic Artist
Camera Scotty Allan Best Boy Grip
Camera Robin Miller Assistant Camera
Editing Michael Rea Assistant Editor
Directing Gillian Richardson Script Supervisor
Production Howard Rothschild Production Assistant
Crew Kirk Cheney Carpenter
Visual Effects Michael Lennick Visual Effects
Art Enrico Campana Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Mary Partridge-Raynor Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Arthur Rowsell Wardrobe Master
Art Bill Harman Construction Manager
Art Gareth Wilson Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Tom Hester Special Effects Makeup Artist
Sound Bryan Day Location Sound Recordist
Production Richard Spiegelman Production Assistant
Crew Michael Jay Thanks
Crew Jerome McCann Driver
Directing Rocco Gismondi Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Inge Klaudi Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Kathy Vieira Wardrobe Assistant
Lighting Gary Phipps Electrician
Sound Elius Caruso Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Coombe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mike Hoogenboom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael LaCroix Boom Operator
Camera Christopher Dean Grip
Art Greg Pelchat Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Maureen Gurney Wardrobe Assistant
Art Reet Puhm Painter
Crew Lydia Wazana Craft Service
Crew Allen Kosonic Driver
Costume & Make-Up Bill Sturgeon Special Effects Makeup Artist
Production Roger Héroux Production Coordinator
Crew David Chudnovsky Driver
Crew Cheryl Hardwick Thanks
Art Harry Pavelson Painter
Directing Libby Bowden Assistant Director
Art Peter Lauterman Property Master
Camera Rick Porter Still Photographer
Crew Michael Werner Thanks
Production Janet E. Cuddy Assistant Production Manager
Camera Donna Mobbs Camera Trainee
Costume & Make-Up Maureen Mestan Assistant Hairstylist
Sound Charles Bowers Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Kevin Brennan Special Effects Makeup Artist
Crew Alan Sharpe Carpenter
Crew Donato Baldassarra Transportation Coordinator
Sound Michele Cook Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Jon Bankson Carpenter
Crew A. Randy Jones Captain Driver
Art Gary Jack Set Dresser
Production Bill Wiggins Post Production Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Kevin Sturgeon Special Effects Makeup Artist
Crew John Bentley Carpenter
Art Elaine Cohen Painter
Art Bill Gibson Painter
Art Simon Harwood Painter
Crew Thomas Pearce Carpenter
Crew Robert Pearson Carpenter
Sound Beverley Neale Assistant Sound Editor
Crew James Stuart Allan Carpenter
Crew Robert Rouveroy Special Effects
Camera James Crowe Assistant Camera
Camera Brian Danniels Grip
Costume & Make-Up Kat Moyer Wardrobe Assistant
Editing Elaine Foreman Assistant Editor
Editing Carol McBride Assistant Editor
Editing Christopher Severn Color Timer
Crew John Vander Pas Driver
Crew Jeff Steinberg Driver
Production Rachelle Charron Assistant Accountant
Crew Kirsteen Etherington Choreographer
Production Angela Gruenthal Production Secretary
Production Monique Légaré Producer's Assistant
Production Monik Nantel Executive Producer's Assistant
Production Ellen Rozen Executive Producer's Assistant
Crew Jill Spitz Unit Publicist
Crew Tom Coppola Thanks
Crew Peter Hedeman Thanks
Crew Rosemary D. Merriam Thanks
Crew Maury Rosenfeld Thanks
Crew Marty Zofcin Thanks