Cast Members of Note- Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle.
The Brood is a prequel to Kramer vs. Kramer; it shows us the pitfalls of divorce, and just how hard it all can be on the kids... especially if the kids in question are mongoloid mutants born from tumor-like stomach sacs.
|Kill them with fire!|
|"Behold, my tumor-child!"|
Far be it from me to ruin the ending for you here, but suffice it to say that dad strangles mom to death.
|What did she ever do to anybody? Huh?|
This movie is a prime example of why the late 70's/early 80's was one of the best periods in Horror history; people actually made films that explored new ideas instead of retreading the same old ground. Cronenberg's "Body Horror" flicks are a prime example of that.
There are actually some people out there (you know who you are!) who claim that this movie is too slow in the pace department, but you know what? Those people can go watch fucking Scream, and shut the hell up. God forbid that you allow tension to build, and replace jump scares with mood and atmosphere. You know what, don't go watch Scream, just go jump off of your roof.
|"I always feel like, somebody's watching meeeeee...."|
|I'm with you, kid.|
|She totally would have slept with him too...|
|A Mother's love knows no bounds.|
Cronenberg teaches us nothing else, it's that we are our own worst enemy, and that our bodies are out to destroy us. Also, all women are apparently insane. Also, Cronenberg has issues, and since he's Canadian, that means all Canadians have issues too.
|Only in Canada...|
The Brood is available now on DVD and VOD.
Samantha Eggar (see pic below) until I open it. Once my tears begin to flow, she starts to laugh and runs off into the attic. I think she's trying to tell me something.