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The Brood (1979) Poster

(1979)

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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.
Samantha Eggar only worked for four days on this film.
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Samantha Eggar came up with the idea to lick the blood off of the newborn baby. Moreover, the fetuses attached to Eggar's body were actually stuffed condoms.
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Oliver Reed was arrested by the Canadian police during the production of this film after he made a bet with someone that he could walk from one bar to another without wearing clothes in freezing cold weather.
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Film debut of Cindy Hinds, who was only eight years old at the time.
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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.
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Samantha Eggar and Oliver Reed grew up together in the same area of London, England.
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Little girls who were from a grade school gymnastics club played various members of the brood for the climax in the cabin.
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Joe Dante cut the American theatrical trailer for this movie.
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