The Brood

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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.


  • Oliver Reed
  • Samantha Eggar
  • Art Hindle
  • Henry Beckman
  • Nuala Fitzgerald
  • Cindy Hinds
  • Susan Hogan
  • Gary McKeehan
  • Michael Magee
  • Robert A. Silverman

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The Brood is an el sleazo exploitation film, camouflaged by the presence of several well-known stars but guaranteed to nauseate you all the same.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Cronenberg’s movie was an early showcase for his tense formal style and intellectual Grand Guignol. He displays a true shock-meister’s instinct by saving the worst for last. The result is a cinematic bad dream that generates recurring nightmares.

Michael Sragow
The New Yorker

Undoubtedly [Cronenberg's] best from this period and also the most troubling.

Metacritic review by Eric Henderson
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine