Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 002 – The Brood (1979)

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Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg’s The Brood featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons with The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock ending, is a sign of the kind of films Cronenberg would dive into in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist who practices innovative techniques to penetrate the psychological blocks in a man’s wife who is under his care. The husband “Oliver Reed” tries to uncover a suspicious psychiatrist’s therapy techniques being used on his institutionalized ex-wife. Through bodily manifestation the psychiatrist helps the wife to give birth to her living incarnations from the darkest inner impulses of her mind. Meanwhile a series of brutal attacks are being committed by a brood … Continue reading

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Trailer: The Brood (1979)

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Trailer: The Brood (1979) A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband’s investigation.

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List: 13 Favorite Memorable Movie Scenes

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This list contains spoilers! One of the great things about horror films is that they can explore themes that other genre films simply can’t. One of hallmarks of horror is that it confronts us with horrible things. That said, this list isn’t necessarily made up of the horrible things horror films have shown us, but also scenes that were so disturbing that they crossed into horror—some come from films that stray across genre lines. Also, many thanks … Continue reading

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