A man’s wife is under the care of an eccentric and unconventional psychologist who uses innovative and theatrical techniques to breach the psychological blocks in his patients. When their daughter comes back from a visit with her mother and is covered with bruises and welts, the father attempts to bar his wife from seeing the daughter, but faces resistance from the secretive psychologist. Meanwhile, the wife’s mother and father are attacked by strangely deformed children, and the man begins to suspect a connection with the psychologist’s methods. —IMDb
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father’s path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12), Cronenberg graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Literature after switching from the science department. He reached the cult status of horror-meister with the gore-filled, modern-vampire variations of Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977), following an experimental apprenticeship in independent filmmaking and in Canadian television programs.
Cronenberg gained popularity with the head-exploding, telepathy-based Scanners (1981) after the release of the much underrated, controversial, and autobiographical The Brood (1979). Cronenberg become a sort… read more
This is one of the scariest movies I've seen in a while. Cronenberg's penchant for body horror always provides for plenty of squirming and stomach churning fun. I love his obsession with bodily conspiracies and his fear of female domination. But I wonder if it's a good thing that I can relate to his movies? It's questionable. God, I would hate to have those deformed demon midgets for kids.
if the viewer perseveres enough to see beyond, if not to excuse, The Brood’s tropes of woman-repugnance (the matrilineal genealogy of malevolence and narcissism, of the vexed woman consequentially… read review
Please go there : http://www.cinetudes.com/THE-BROOD-by-David-Cronenberg-Part-1-1979_a142.html to read it the way it was intended with lots of screen caps detailling and connecting points.