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The Brood

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92 minutes – Psychodrama, Horror
Festival release date:
Release date: June 1, 1979
Distributor: New World-Mutual

Following the cult success of Shivers and Rabid, David Cronenberg had a major commercial breakthrough with this, a painful divorce psychodrama masquerading as a horror flick. Samantha Eggar plays Nola, a woman whose rage at the break-up for her marriage manifests itself physically. Whenever she is especially upset, murderous little imps in anoraks go after her nearest and dearest with mallets. By prying into her unconscious, a psychiatrist (Oliver Reed) only exacerbates her anguish. Cronenberg described The Brood as his riposte to Kramer vs Kramer, although it is hard to imagine Meryl Streep eating her afterbirth; entertaining but gruesome. – Essential Guide to Canadian Film



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Crew:
Producer: Claude Heroux
Executive Producer:

Pierre David
Victor Solnicki

Director:

David Cronenberg

Screenwriter:

David Cronenberg

Cinematographer:

Mark Irwin

Editor:

Alan Collins

Composer:

Howard Shore

Art Director:

Carol Spier

Cast:Roles:

Oliver Reed
Samantha Eggar
Art Hindle
Henry Beckman
Nuala Fitzgerald
Cindy Hinds
Susan Hogan
Gary McKeehan
Michael Magee
Robert Silverman
Joseph Shaw
Larry Solway
Reiner Schwarz
Felix Silla
John Ferguson
Nicholas Campbell
Mary Swinton
Jerry Kostur
Christopher Britton
Elijah Siegler

Dr. Hal Raglan
Nola Carveth
Frank Carveth
Barton Kelly
Juliana Kelly
Candice Carveth
Ruth Mayer
Mike Trellan
Inspector
Jan Hartog
Coroner
Lawyer
Dr. Birkin
Creature
Creature
Chris
Wendy
Construction Worker
Man in Auditorium
Samson