"The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" 1960

"Somebody said I’m ‘the king of venereal horror,’ to which I always say: Well, it’s a very small kingdom, but it’s mine.” — David Cronenberg


"Now the questions that come to mind: ‘Where is this place and when is it? What kind of world where ugliness is the norm and beauty, the deviation from that norm?’ You want an answer? The answer is it doesn’t make any difference, because the old saying happens to be true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this year or a hundred years hence. On this planet or wherever there is human life - perhaps out amongst the stars - beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lesson to be learned in the Twilight Zone.”
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Gabriel Cornelius von Max. Detail from Findelkind, 1880