Two early experimental films from Canadian director David Cronenberg. 'Stereo' (1969), is set in the near-future, where the Academy for Erotic Enquiry is testing the theories of parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow. Performing experimental brain surgery on seven volunteers to remove their ability to speak, the scientists introduce various drugs into the subjects' diet to see if they can increase their potential for telepathic communication. In 'Crimes of the Future' (1970), a disease known as 'Rouge's Malady', caused by cosmetics, has swept the world and killed millions of girls and women. Antoine Rouge, who discovered the disease, has vanished, and his loyal disciple Adrian Tripod manages the House of Skin clinic in his absence. When Tripod meets an old colleague at the Institute of Neo-Venereal Disease, he becomes involved in a plot to prematurely age a little girl so that she can be impregnated and avoid Rogue's Malady.