THE BROOD

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Cast

Oliver Reed
Samantha Eggar
Art Hindle

Director

David Cronenberg

Producer

Pierre David, Claude Héroux, Victor Solnicki

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Film synopsis

A dark design from the mind of David Cronenberg (SCANNERS, THE FLY, EASTERN PROMISES), internationally acclaimed exponent of psychological horror, THE BROOD is a chillingly twisted masterpiece of visceral intensity, considered by many as one of the scariest and terrifying films of all time.

Dr. Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed – GLADIATOR) experiments with “Psychoplasmics”, a radical therapy designed to release pent-up emotions in his patients.  He keeps his best and brightest patient, ex-wife Nola (Samantha Eggar – DOCTOR DOLITTLE), in isolation. But as she successfully vents her rage and expels her demons during the sessions a series of brutal murders occur outside the institute.

What is the connection between Raglan’s methods and these monstrous killings?  The answer will unleash a whole new breed of terror!

Presented totally uncut for the first time, this shocking thriller, considered one of Cronenberg’s most compelling and unsettling works, explores the inner-monster and how misdirected rage can literally take on a life of its own.

Running time

92 Minutes

Year of production

1979

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