(noun) A twisted mockery of a human being. Distorted beyond all recognition but still retaining enough human qualities to suggest a human origin. Often a result of a horrible virus or malevolent alien entity attempting to create a human race in it's own sick image.
Oh man, ever since those huge worldwide explosions a couple years ago, there sure are a lot of cronenbergs lumbering around.
by Vigilante777 October 17, 2015
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(verb) To have your head explode off your shoulders.

From David Cronenberg, director of "Scanners," "Videodrome," and the re-make of "The Fly." In all these movies people's heads explode.

First known use, 1988, by Apple Employee, Mark "The Red" Harlan, in a public speech to an audience of 3,000 members, with over 150 press present; when describing Apple's reaction to the new version of Windows.
Dude, when your roommate finds out you slept with his girlfriend, he's gonna cronenberg.
by b1-66er September 26, 2005
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One of the most well known directors of horror films. His films all have bizarre, creepy, and strange/dreamlike characteristics. He is known as an auteur, that is, one of a kind.

You will literally gasp when watching Naked Lunch, a film about some homosexuals which both glorifies and hates them at the same time; will make sure your girlfriend isn't watching you while you guiltily watch Crash, an NC-17 film with explicit sex; will vomit as you watch Videodrome, a film which twists reality and has several references to extreme BSDM; will scream when the guy's head explodes in Scanners; or will simply enjoy your time (if you're like me!)

Cronenberg is the guy for horror films. You get hooked on his films... got to see each and every one of them... well, what'tcha looking at me for... start up pi##tebay and get going... :P
"Long live the new flesh!!!!!!!!" - Videodrome
"Hey wait, be truthful, is this still the game?" - eXistenZ

Cronenberg is one of the weirdest and most strange people to direct horror films and they are about 10 times creepier and weirder than he is.
by Bark Duckerberg June 13, 2011
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Having features reminiscent of body horror or indicative of infectious disease
This roast pig's head is the most cronenberg dinner I've ever eaten.

Dude, are you ok? You're looking a bit cronenberg if I'm being honest.
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a cronenberg is a grotesque, often mutilated being that resembles something from one of his movies; to cronenberg something is to mutate it into such a being.
Boy Morty i really Cronenberged the world up, didn't i?
We got a whole planet of Cronenbergs walking around down there, Morty.
by garfilbert June 13, 2022
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Typically a failure that is so immense that there is no recourse except for completely starting over. Unlike a Kobiyashi Maru, there is no sollution.
The party was totally Cronenberged after the cops showed up
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Probably the smartest film director alive. Made horror films in the 70s and then started making his unique "Cronenfilms" in the 80s. The formula is: show really fucked-up stuff in a really neutral way. Classic example: The scene in Videodrome where a guy grows a vagina-like stomach slit and then pokes around in it with a handgun while the camera just watches, like it's an instructional film ("What to do with Your New Organ"). The main rules of a Cronenfilm: Don't judge, just show. Don't make it exciting, just make it weird. But show what's really going on, even if it makes no sense. Best films: Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Crash, Naked Lunch, A History of Violence. Has been a huge influence on: horror movies (esp. the Ring movies) and sci-fi (esp. the Matrix movies). Best time to watch: drunk/high, or in a mood to think about weird shit. Worst time: when you're in the mood for action or romance.
Dude, that scene in the Matrix where the bug crawls into the guy's stomach? Totally David Cronenberg.


The Ring was trying to be David Cronenberg on crack.
by visene March 10, 2006
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