In 'TerrorVision,' television binges on us

In 'TerrorVision,' television binges on us

Once "Videodrome" had James Woods make out with a TV and gun-fuck a VHS slot in his stomach while fielding Marshall McLuhan quotes, there weren't many places left to go on the subject of being warped by television. Yet, somewhere between that 1983 Cronenberg body-horror classic and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper putting a sleeper hold on the alien overlords behind the GOP debates in 1988's "They Live," America found room for 1986's "TerrorVision," an overdose of blunt-force camp buffoonery in which television is merely the final arbiter for an already-warped ruling class.

During a routine execution at the Mutant Creature Disposal Unit of...