From the Drain (1967)

Canada, 1967
16mm film, colour
mono, English

A short Canadian horror film directed by David Cronenberg. Production began on July 1966.

Plot Summary

Two men sit in a bathtub, talking. One of them is concerned that something will eventually emerge from the plughole to attack them, concerns that may be well founded.


Director: David Cronenberg
Producer: David Cronenberg
Script: David Cronenberg
Director of Photography: David Cronenberg
Editor: David Cronenberg

Stefan Nosko



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