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Director:
Writer:
David Cronenberg (written by)
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Release Date:
25 May 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Ultimate Experience Of Inner Terror See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
They're here and they're very angry.... See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Oliver Reed ... Dr. Hal Raglan

Samantha Eggar ... Nola Carveth

Art Hindle ... Frank Carveth
Henry Beckman ... Barton Kelly
Nuala Fitzgerald ... Juliana Kelly

Cindy Hinds ... Candice Carveth

Susan Hogan ... Ruth Mayer
Gary McKeehan ... Mike Trellan
Michael Magee ... Inspector
Robert A. Silverman ... Jan Hartog (as Robert Silverman)
Joseph Shaw ... Coroner
Larry Solway ... Lawyer
Reiner Schwarz ... Dr. Birkin

Felix Silla ... Creature
John Ferguson ... Creature

Nicholas Campbell ... Chris
Mary Swinton ... Wendy
Jerry Kostur ... Construction Worker

Chris Britton ... Man in Auditorium (as Christopher Britton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elijah Siegler ... Samson (uncredited)

Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
David Cronenberg (written by)

Produced by
Pierre David .... executive producer
Claude Héroux .... producer (as Claude Heroux)
Victor Solnicki .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Collins 
 
Art Direction by
Carol Spier 
 
Makeup Department
James D. Brown .... hair stylist (as James Brown)
Shonagh Jabour .... makeup artist
Inge Klaudi .... assistant makeup artist
Dennis Pike .... special makeup
Jack H. Young .... special makeup (as Jack Young)
 
Production Management
Gwen Iveson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Board .... first assistant director
Libby Bowden .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Fruet .... assistant set dresser
Bill Harman .... construction manager
Peter Lauterman .... property master
Tom Reid .... assistant props
Angelo Stea .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Peter Burgess .... sound editor
Bryan Day .... sound recordist
Joe Grimaldi .... sound re-recordist
Brian Holland .... dialogue editor
Jeremy MacLaverty .... assistant sound editor
Tom Mather .... boom operator
Lois Tupper .... assistant dialogue editor
Don White .... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Allan Cotter .... special effects (as Allan Kotter)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jock Brandis .... gaffer
Carlo Campana .... grip
Bob Gallant .... best boy
Maris H. Jansons .... key grip (as Maris Jansons)
Robin Miller .... first assistant camera
Rick Porter .... still photographer
Gregory Villeneuve .... second assistant camera (as Greg Villeneuve)
 
Casting Department
Hilary Holden .... casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Granada Venné .... assistant wardrobe
Delphine White .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
John Board .... post-production coordinator
Carolyn Zeifman .... assistant picture editor
 
Other crew
Wayne Arron .... production accountant
Ed Carlin .... consultant to producers
David Coatsworth .... location manager
Patrick Dodd .... marketing: Publifilms Ltd.
Nancy Eagles .... continuity
Maureen Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Jim McAnena .... marketing: Publifilms Ltd.
Bob Murphy .... production assistant
Vivian Palin .... craft service
Nick Schefter .... production assistant
Jay Telfer .... craft service
Robert Wertheimer .... production assistant (as Bob Wertheimer)
Trudy Work .... production secretary
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"David Cronenberg's The Brood" - Canada (English title) (complete title)
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Runtime:
92 min | Canada:90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Italy:T (VHS rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (theatrical rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
This film is one of the last mediums through which to see the interior of the old Toronto Police Headquarters on 590 Jarvis Street in Toronto, as the Headquarters was re-located to a new building in 1988 and the older building (shown in the film) was torn down to make room for condominiums in 2007.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Candy is sent away from preschool by "the creatures", she is wearing her pink snowsuit. However, when Frank drops by their home, desperately searching for his daughter, the pink snowsuit is hanging on the cloak hook at the front door. Then again, a few moments later, Candy is wearing it walking down the street with two of "the creatures".See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
They're here and they're very angry...., 4 October 2005
Author: leorican from United States

OK first I have to say, I watched this movie thinking how bizarre thanks in part to Oliver Reed's sometimes campy and in my opinion sometimes over the top performance as a strange doctor of mental health helping patients deal with anger, and childhood abuse. There are moments of unintentional humor most notably is a headline in a news article that appears midway in the movie when whats behind some of the murders occurring is brought to light...no spoilers here...but the moment appears as Art Hindle, who portrays Samantha Eggar's estranged husband, is drinking some coffee and reading the paper. It was just so out there in a way that it made me laugh....This is not to say this movie isn't downright scary. Basic plot is Samantha Eggar is this loony tunes who may or may not be abusing her young daughter and is in therapy. As she lets out her pent up anger from childhood and adulthood in sessions with Reed, playing her doctor, these little mutant children dish out murderous and gruesome vengeance on her enemies. Just why these little monsters are on a killing spree and where they come from is at the top of horror heights and be assured the last 15 minutes of this flick is pretty damn scary and disturbing as father, daughter, and doctor all face mother's rage and a little something else. Lets just say "Alien" ain't got nothing on Samantha Eggar. Creep-out city.....rent this and watch it in the dark....and ignore the noise coming from your kitchen...

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This is what I call a horror movie! davidreynolds22
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Very stupid script Watson_0213
Mixed feelings svenrufus
Some of the acting sucked, but some of the acting was SUPERB! clearbluepeace
Dr. Raglan, more like.... sir_knightrider_III
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