Infinity Pool director Brandon Cronenberg on why he’s not afraid of the horror genre, unlike some of his peers

The Canadian film-maker on his new movie about a sun holiday that turns into a nightmare — and dealing with the inevitable comparisons to his director father

Moia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård in Infinity Pool

Paul Whitington

At a key moment in Brandon Cronenberg’s high-concept horror Infinity Pool, an unhinged woman (Mia Goth — who else?) sits on a car bonnet and reads to a cornered writer (Alexander Skarsgård) a scathing review of his first and only novel. Cruel and unusual, you’ll agree, but that’s not the only punishment the writer has to worry about during a nightmarish sun holiday.