Friday, October 24, 2014

The Brood

The Brood is a 1979 David Cronenberg horror film. It stars Oliver Reed (who died of a heart attack during the filming of Gladiator), Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle. Madness and strange goings-on with children. I see the word "disturbing" used in reviews, and it does have some moments....


with Spanish subtitles:

"I could look you in the eye if I wanted to, Daddy, but I don't want to."

Moria says, "The Brood was David Cronenberg’s first great film, the point where he can be identified as someone who is not merely an interestingly perverse B-movie director but someone whose movies bristle with a dazzling intelligence." 1000 Misspent Hours calls it "a real masterpiece" and says, "If you like your movies queasy and disturbing, The Brood is one of the great highlights of 70’s horror." Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and calls it "Genuinely disturbing horror but with Cronenberg producing a slightly deeper edge in his portrait of a troubled family." Time Out says it's "worth seeing for its latently political story and its gory special effects." The Terror Trap calls it "A horror version of Kramer Vs. Kramer". Roger Ebert calls it " a particularly nasty little number. el sleazo exploitation film, camouflaged by the presence of several well-known stars but guaranteed to nauseate you all the same." Rotten Tomatoes has an 80% critics score.

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