3 Essential Body Transformation Thrillers

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3 Essential Body Transformation Thrillers

Celebrating the airing of The Evil Hands, a suspense thriller in which a violin player loses he hands in an accident but gets a transplant with deadly results, we have selected three essential thrillers about body modifications.

The Skin I Live In

Starring Antonio Banderas, The Skin I Live In is a multiple award-winning Spanish psychological horror film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. During a wedding party, Robert and his daughter, Norma, are enjoying themselves until Norma walks away to a garden where she meets Vicente, a young man who makes sexual advances against her. As Norma rejects him, Vincent accidentally causes her to fall, striking her head against a rock and leaving her unconscious.

After his daughter commits suicide following the incident, Robert tracks Vicente down, kidnaps him, and subjects him to sex reassignment surgery. Over a period of six years, Robert physically transforms Vicente into a replica of his late wife, calling him Vera. During this period of time, Vicente struggles to keep himself sane, clinging to the core of his true identity.

The Fly

Directed and co-written by David Cronenberg, The Fly is loosely based on George Langelaan's 1957 short story of the same name and tells of an eccentric scientist who, after one of his experiments goes wrong, slowly turns into a fly-hybrid creature.

The film was released on August 15, 1986 to massive acclaim by critics and audiences, with much of the praise centering on the film’s special effects and Goldblum's performance.

American Mary

One of the most shocking body-modifications themed movies, American Mary amazed audiences worldwide. The movie stars Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, and Tristan Risk in a Canadian production directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska. The movie follows surgical student Mary. Destitute and desperate for funds, she begins taking clients from the extreme body modification community in an effort to solve her financial troubles.

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