Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Post-screening conversation with Kate McEdwards of the Ladies Horror Night podcast
A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story lines connect is the shocking and grotesque secret of this bloody tale of monstrous parenthood from David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. With its combination of psychological and body horror, THE BROOD laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.
Screening as part of the series “Pregnant with Fear.”
- Year 1979
- Running Time 82 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Janus
- Director David Cronenberg
- Cast Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Nuala Fitzgerald, Henry Beckman, Susan Hogan, Cindy Hinds
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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