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Collaborators: Dead Ringers: Instruments

Disturbing yet captivating, the “instruments for operating on mutant women” in Dead Ringers were original creations of David Cronenberg’s production team. They were made to look like realistic surgical tools—as designed by a rather disturbed doctor.

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Prop of instrument for operating on mutant women, from Dead Ringers.
Instrument for operating on mutant women (prop)
Cheryl Camack Grundy, Sculptor
David Didur, Fabricator
Peter Grundy, First Assistant Art Director

Dead Ringers, 1988
nickel plated brass
David Cronenberg Collection, TIFF Film Reference Library