Celebrity obsession has reached an all-time high, with the public now clamoring to be infected with the same diseases their idols carry. At the Lucas Clinic, Syd March sells injections of live viruses to those fans who can afford it. But Syd also has a black market trade in illness, selling viruses smuggled in his own body to piracy groups. After super sensation Hannah Geist reveals a new disease she carries, Syd is quick to capitalize on the opportunity and inject himself with some of Hannah’s blood. When Hannah dies a few days later, Syd suddenly becomes the target of rival clinics and collectors and as the virus begins to destroy Syd’s body, he must find a way to rid himself of it before he suffers the same fate as Hannah.
A chilling look at obsession in all its most twisted forms, Brandon Cronenberg‘s ANTIVIRAL is a masterpiece of biological horror and a searing indictment of celebrity culture run amok.