About the film
based on novel or book writing hallucination writer bug illegal drugs exterminator beat generation
Release Date: December 27, 1991
|Slogan||:||«Exterminate all rational thought.»|
|Production Companies||:||Nippon Film Development and Finance, Film Trustees Ltd., Naked Lunch Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., 20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Jeremy Thomas, Gabriella Martinelli, Deirdre Bowen|
|Writers||:||David Cronenberg, William S. Burroughs|
Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.