Videodrome (1983) Poster



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Edited into 

The Phoenix Portal (2005) (Video)
Hollywood Burn (2006)


Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Cronenberg was influenced by Bergmann's work. Especially the surreal sequences at the end of the film have a strong similarity to sequences at the end of "Videodrome".
Network (1976)
Air-Sea Battle (1977) (Video Game)
Found on Max's TV
Deathsport (1978)
A poster is visible briefly.
The Evil (1978)
A poster is visible briefly.
Screamers (1979)
A poster is visible briefly.
Up from the Depths (1979)
A poster is visible briefly.
The Lady in Red (1979)
A poster is visible briefly.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Martin Mull/James Woods/Peter Billingsley (1981) (TV Episode)
James Woods discusses the makeup effects for the movie he is currently shooting
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
main title
Demons 2 (1986)
Speaking Parts (1989)
Title shows on packaging when Lisa rents it at Eddy's video store
Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Nightbreed (1990)
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
Cliver Barker mentions it and describes a scene.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow references Videodrome.
Leather Dreams (1992) (Video)
Interactive video cassette and TV screen scene.
Wild Palms (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
Brainscan (1994)
Strange Days (1995)
Se7en (1995)
Crash (1996)
Cronenberg quotes images from the earlier movie [which treats similar themes: fetishist love etc]
David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme (1997) (TV Short)
Clips throughout the documentary
Ringu (1998)
The TV scene at the end was heavily inspired by and references similar scenes in Videodrome.
eXistenZ (1999)
8MM (1999)
The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in film.
The Cell (2000)
Similar surrealistic elements
Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
It is referenced.
Cradle of Fear (2001) (Video)
Demonlover (2002)
The Ring (2002)
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
The transition frome the gray screen to the surveillance camera footage is a reference to the Cronenberg film
Zapped (2004) (Short)
The hand coming out of the TV
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is mentioned in a magazine article.
Game Box 1.0 (2004)
double feature invitation
Film Geek (2005)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Family Guy: Peter's Got Woods (2005) (TV Episode)
In James Woods' appearance in the Family Guy episode "Peter's Got Woods", he shows Videodrome to Peter Griffin. When Peter asks about the film's nudity, Woods proudly points out that he shows his butt in the film.
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005) (TV Episode)
"Cigarette Burns" has a similar plot premise and character arc: Instead of a strange TV station whose films 'infect' the viewers and change their perception of reality, it's an old film print pf a rare horror movie. Just like the hero in Cronenberg's film, the hero here slowly loses his grip on reality and finally commits suicide at the end by shooting a bullet in his head.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dirtfoot (2005) (TV Episode)
Shake mentions Videodrome.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Slither (2006)
name of Max Renn on a store
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Memories from 'The Dead Zone' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
When Frylock is revealed to have a VCR in his back, Master Shake mentions David Cronenberg. David Cronenberg is the director of "Videodrome," which does indeed feature video hardware integrating with people.
V.C.R. (2008) (Short)
The bleeding TV/VCR set references various sequences of Videodrome.
The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) (TV Episode)
Vic Dealio alludes to it. Also, a photograph is shown.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Mark Irwin mentions it. Also, title of this film appears on screen.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that David Cronenberg directed the film
Midnight Movie Review: Videodrome (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Undo infinito (2013)
Spectacular Optical logo shown
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
O'Blivion (2014) (Short)
Dialogue is assembled from Videodrome.
Noah: Special Makeup FX of 'Noah' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Shivers (2014) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
Parasite Memories: The Making of 'Shivers' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
The Comix Scrutinizer: Squeak the Mouse #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster for this film seen in one panel of "Squeak the Mouse"
Comedian Richard Sandling and Ashens Explore the World of Videodrome (2015) (TV Special)
Discussed and some of the scenes are partially recreated.
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Brood (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name
Beddosaidosaib&acircpanku (2016) (Short)
One of the primary sources of inspiration: especially evidenced by Walther pistol featured in the surreal mess (PPK in Videodrome, PPK/S Umarex replica in Beddosaidosaibapanku).
Vedro: This Friday Night (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the main sources of inspiration for "The Wave He Gave" segment.
Red Oaks: Independence Day (2016) (TV Episode)
Travis talks about this movie
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
Mentioned by Danny
The Mark (2017) (Short)
The cast and crew were screened Videodrome to prepare for the overall mood of the short film.
31 Days of Horror: Quick Takes Volume 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed
The Goldbergs: Mister Knifey-Hands (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS seen.
Vedro: Explosion of the Modern Architecture (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the main source of inspiration, including protagonist of "The Wave He Gave" being portrayed by director rather then actor in an elaborate tech head-wear.
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
A poster is visible.
Her Name Was Christa (2019)
Spectacular Optical is one of the companies listed on Stephen's online bank records.


Combat (1977) (Video Game)
Screamers (1979)

Featured in 

Take One: Fear on Film (1982) (TV Movie)
Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg (1987) (TV Movie)
Clips from the movie
Slacker (1990)
In the room full of TVs one of them is playing Videodrome
The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The American Nightmare (2000)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Indie Sex: Taboos (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips from this film were shown in this documentary
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
Clips from the movie are shown
Videodrome: Forging the New Flesh (2004) (Video)
Clips shown.
Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) (TV Movie)
Nightmare in Canada includes clips from and discussions of the film
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
Brian Yuzna mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.20 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Matt Singer's segment
Brows Held High: Naked Lunch (2011) (TV Episode)
also directed by David Cronenberg
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cult Classics: Horror (2014) (TV Episode)
Videodrome is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Suicides (2014) (TV Episode)
Max Renn's suicide gets an honorable mention.
From Stereo to Video (2014) (Video)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Brainwashed Movie Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Max Renn is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Body Horror Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Videodrome is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Weirdest Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Videodrome gets an honorable mention.
Videoblivion (2015) (Video)
Clips shown
Birth Pains (2015) (Video)
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best David Cronenberg Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Videodrome is #1.
Renegade Cut: Videodrome (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
31 Days of Horror: Quick Takes Volume 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
In Search of Darkness (2019)
Clips are featured in the 1983 segment.

Spoofed in 

Video Bone (1986) (Video)
Porn parody
The Editor (2014)
The breathing videotape is a parody of this movie. Also, the plot involves the lead character losing his sense of reality.
Comedian Richard Sandling and Ashens Explore the World of Videodrome (2015) (TV Special)
Some scenes are humorously recreated.
Vidiodromo (2016)
The movie is all an homage/parody of Videodrome

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