October 30, 2011

31 Days of Creepy Kids, Day 30: The Terror Tykes (The Brood, 1979)

The Terror Tykes
Is their any creepy kid movie better than David Cronenberg's The Brood? I mean the guy virtually created his own sub-genre (Body Horror) by infusing elements of science with existential body dis-figuration... and all kinds of crazy psychological stuff. What he did with The Brood though, and its unforgettable Terror Tykes, is simply masterful.

There's something about kids in hoods...
The Brood is basically about a crazy doctor that hypnotizes some even crazier chick into breeding mongoloid monster kids on her tummy. I think that sums it up just about perfectly.

She licks them clean...
...and then they go play "Come with us to your death, outsider."
These Terror Tykes will attack anyone if they sense anger coming from their "Mother," which they do psychically, by the way. So really, if you piss Mom off, you're going to have a gang of crazy midgets trying to bite you to death.

Is there anything more terrifying than a woman's mood being able to kill you? No, no there is not.

Another PMS induced attack.
The Brood is an all-time classic that needs to be a part of everyone's Horror repertoire. As far as terrifying children go, it doesn't get much better than this.

If you don't know this movie, you need to become familiar with it. Real familiar... like over-eager date familiar. That's right. Touch it. No means yes.


I think they may want hugs...


  1. Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide has a very funny review of "The Brood".

  2. We will have to give that a look see.