Join us for a post-screening discussion with Olivia Norquay and Jillian Groening of Bikini Drive-In, a semi-monthly screening series discussing horror films through an intersectional feminist lens.
Dir. David Cronenberg
1979, Canada, 92 min
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.
Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 Manitoba.
“One of the films that gave rise to the term “body horror,” David Cronenberg’s 1979 shocker is a characteristic mix of the somber, the wacky and the viscerally grotesque.” – Jake Wilson, The Age
“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.” – Roger Ebert