The Brood

The Brood

Directed by David Cronenberg • 1979 • Canada

A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story lines connect is the shocking and grotesque secret of this bloody tale of monstrous parenthood from David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director's films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.

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The Brood
  • The Brood

    Directed by David Cronenberg • 1979 • Canada

    A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story l...

Extras

  • Bill Hader on THE BROOD

  • Birth Pains

    In this 2015 documentary, actor Samantha Eggar, executive producer Pierre David, cinematographer Mark Irwin, assistant director John Board, and special makeup effects artists Rick Backer (VIDEODROME) and Joe Blasco (RABID, SHIVERS) discuss director David Cronenberg's early work and the making of ...

  • Crimes of the Future

    Presented here is CRONENBERG: THE EARLY YEARS, a 2011 interview with David Cronenberg, conducted by “Fangoria” editor in chief Chris Alexander, in which the director discusses his transition from the experimental filmmaking of STEREO (1969) and CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (1970) to working within the co...

  • Cronenberg: The Early Years

    Presented here is CRONENBERG: THE EARLY YEARS, a 2011 interview with David Cronenberg, conducted by “Fangoria” editor in chief Chris Alexander, in which the director discusses his transition from the experimental filmmaking of STEREO (1969) and CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (1970) to working within the co...

  • Meet the Carveths

    In this 2013 interview, shot in Toronto, “Fangoria” editor in chief Chris Alexander talks to actors Art Hindle and Cindy Hinds about THE BROOD.

  • Oliver Reed on “The Merv Griffin Show”

    This episode of “The Merv Griffin Show” from April 25, 1980, features actor Oliver Reed, along with filmmaker Orson Welles and entertainer Charo. Reed shares various anecdotes as well as his thoughts on film acting.