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The Brotherhood (2001)

TV-MA | | Horror | Video 25 September 2001
The fraternity "Doma (House of) Tau Omega" has found a key to eternal youth without having to become blood-drinking vampires. Will they be able to recruit Chris, an innocent and perfect newcomer?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris (as Nathan Watkins)
Josh Hammond ...
Elizabeth Bruderman ...
Forrest Cochran ...
Christopher Cullen ...
Frat Slob #1
Frat Slob #2
Brian Bianchini ...
Frat Slob #3
Chloe Cross ...
Rebekah Ryan ...
Female Partygoer
Matt Ebin ...
Lauren Bailey ...
News Reporter
University Student


In high school, Christopher 'Chris' Chandler was almost too good to be true: his gorgeous, perfectly trained body earned him a place in the Allstate swim-team and his scholarship for the small US college Drake, yet he never fell for pride or the temptation of parties and groupies, remaining modest and considerate. As a freshman, he takes his nerdy roomy Dan under his wing and even grants his request to go to a frat party (just the sort of elitist arrogance Chris loathes), where they got invited by Megan, a hip girl student Dan wouldn't dare to dream about. Alas the invitation was really arranged by Devon Eisley, the president of the somewhat Gothic fraternity "Doma (House of) Tau Omega", who has found a key to eternal youth without having to become blood-drinking vampires and tricks Chris at the party into drinking each-others blood, after which he starts changing for the worse... Written by KGF Vissers

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25 September 2001 (USA)  »

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La hermandad  »

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Also known as The Brotherhood, and amazingly, they garnered 5 sequel. See more »


As Dan and Christ get ready to go to the Frat party, Dan leaves the house wearing a shirt, tie, pants, and a waistcoat. When they reach the front entrance of the FratHouse Dan is shown wearing a full dress suit complete with a dress jacket or coat. When Dan is shown drinking coffee with Megan he is wearing just the waistcoat again. See more »


[last lines]
Nathan: You can go ahead and kill me like I care
Devon: [last lines before the opening credits] We are not gonna kill you... But when we're done with you, you'll wish you were
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References Fraternity Vacation (1985) See more »

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Teen horror for girls
11 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

It is nonsense to say this is a "gay" horror film. We see these same shots of women in conventional horror films and don't think about the director's sexual orientation. Would this be considered gay if the director was a woman? I think not. This film is meant to be a beefcake horror film for the ladies. And while it delivers some handsome faces and a few fleeting shots of boys in their

underwear, it's strictly G-rated stuff. Indeed, I've seen more nudity in G-rated films from the 1960s where bare butt shots of men and boys can be seen in

"Planet of the Apes" or "Maya" where 15-year-old Jay North appears nude from the back side. The "Brotherhood" series films are surprisingly bloodless and nudity-free, which bucks the trend for horror films and teen sex comedies and may be why so many people feel a bit "cheated." One wonders why on direct- to-video releases David can't push the envelope a bit and show more explicit nudity of either sex. Probably because the video rental chain which finances these films through pre-production distribution agreements would decline to participate. Or it may be that the young actors who appear in these films draw the line at showing their gear or bare butts. But if you're going to have a scene where nudity is the logical costume, as in a shower scene, it doesn't make much sense to show guys showering in their underwear -- something we have seen in more recent DeCoteau films. There is a similar problem in "The Brotherhood," with the frat initiation ("make- out") scene being more logical as a nude scene.

On another point, since so many have commented on why the protagonist wears black boxer briefs, this is an obvious nod to Alfred Hitchock's use of a black bra on Janet Leigh in "Psycho" after she turns "bad." (Before she turns bad she is seen in a white bra). Or more classically, the boy in the black briefs is akin to the outlaw in the black hat.

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