• The Brood (1979)

The Brood

Release Date: May 25th, 1979

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

A mad doctor (Oliver Reed) tries psychoplasmic therapy on a raging woman (Samantha Eggar) soon to be a mother.

Cast: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, Susan Hogan, Gary McKeehan

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Elgin International Films Ltd.

Distributors: New World Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    Undoubtedly [Cronenberg's] best from this period and also the most troubling. show more

  • 25
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Brood is an el sleazo exploitation film, camouflaged by the presence of several well-known stars but guaranteed to nauseate you all the same. show more

  • 80
    Kim NewmanEmpire

    Genuinely disturbing horror but with Cronenberg producing a slightly deeper edge in his portrait of a troubled family. show more

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