Once and future king of venereal horror David Cronenberg marshals his trademark obsessions in the service of a creepy tale of corporate espionage and rubber reality. Twenty minutes into the future, Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh), superstar
designer of virtual reality games that download directly into the player's nervous system via a permanent bioport (imagine a phone jack implanted at the base of the spine), prepares to guide a test group through her newest creation, eXistenZ. The demonstration is disrupted by an attempted
assassination: Allegra has been marked for death by a fanatical anti-gaming group, and finds herself on the run with a timid marketing t...