The Brood

This horror film from 1979 is interesting only from the 1/2 way point on but when it gets there, it really takes you on a messed up ride.

The Brood (1979)
R | 1h 32min | Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 May 1979 (USA)
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

You get to see primal tripod camera panning and some of the worst latex jobs ever created. Still, it had my interest. I may not have loved this film but I found it very entertaining and I thought David Cronenberg did a great job of writing this. It was a little complicated at time, more than it needed to be. In the end, it was a fun horror film and I encourage people to watch it.

It’s a story about rage and a horror metaphor of what it can do to destroy us. Psych majors will really like it I think. As to the message of the writer/director? That would be gret to discuss in the comments. I think he’s saying something about women here. Their rage is a lethal force. I do allow spoilers in my comments section so if you’d like to get into further depth please leave a comment of your response to this film. Ebert hated this film, I am on the fence. I think it’s enjoyable and well made horror. Not the best but sertainly worth watching and being entertained by.


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