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The Brood (1979)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 May 1979 (USA)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.

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Nuala Fitzgerald ...
Juliana Kelly
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Ruth Mayer
Gary McKeehan ...
Mike Trellan
Michael Magee ...
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Robert A. Silverman ...
Jan Hartog (as Robert Silverman)
Joseph Shaw ...
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Larry Solway ...
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Reiner Schwartz ...
Dr. Birkin
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A man's wife is under the care of an eccentric and unconventional psychologist who uses innovative and theatrical techniques to breach the psychological blocks in his patients. When their daughter comes back from a visit with her mother and is covered with bruises and welts, the father attempts to bar his wife from seeing the daughter but faces resistance from the secretive psychologist. Meanwhile, the wife's mother and father are attacked by strangely deformed children, and the man begins to suspect a connection with the psychologist's methods. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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25 May 1979 (USA)  »

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CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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David Cronenberg wrote the film following the tumultuous divorce and child-custody battle he waged against Margaret Hindson. Cronenberg also said that Samantha Eggar's character, Nola Carveth, possessed some of the characteristics of his ex-wife. See more »

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During the climactic scenes at the shed, the blood stains on the lapel of Frank's jacket disappear and reappear. See more »

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Juliana Kelly: Thirty seconds after you're born you have a past and sixty seconds after that you begin to lie to yourself about it.
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David Cronenberg's masterpiece of grueling horror!
29 November 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Brood" is one of the best horror movies ever made.Oliver Reed is really memorable as a Dr Hal Raglan who preaches the radical therapy of psychoplasmics which encourages patient's bodies to manifest their suppressed angers.The script is very intelligent,and there are several really creepy scenes.The gore is pretty mild-the scene where Samantha Eggar opens her gown to reveal the sores and baby sac attached to her body and then proceeds to bite into the sack and lick the bloody afterbirth off the baby,is actually the most disgusting bit!All in all if you haven't checked this one yet,try to find it!Higly recommended.10 out of 10!


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