The Creepiest Twins on Film

Dead Ringers

David Cronenberg’s 1988 film about twin gynecologists who slowly lose their grip on reality is a disturbing, psychosexual journey into madness. Jeremy Irons skillfully and dramatically plays both of the demented brothers — characters based on real-life, drug-addicted twin gynecologists Stewart and Cyril Marcus, who practiced in New York City during the 1970s. The film’s bizarre set of gynecological instruments and Irons’ rants about operating on “mutant women” are chilling to the bone.