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on 24 July 2009
David Cronenberg's the brood is a film about the concept of violence within a family and how it later affects the child's life, it also tells us how frustrating it is when separated parents have to fight for the custody of their own child as Cronenberg himself was going through a divorce. Frank Carveth (Art Hindle)starts to question the treatment his wife Nola played by Samantha Eggar is receiving at the clinic of Dr. hal Raglan (Oliver Reed). Horrible things begin to happen as his daughter returns from a visit to her mother only to have some scars and bruises on her back. While Nola is in intensive care and is locked up at the clinic it seems that all her frustrations and rage manifest into these deformed creatures that act as a revenge from Nola towards her own mother and anyone that stands in her way. The film wasn't as gory as Cronenberg's other films but it definitely had a creepy and unsettling feeling that I had from watching it, it also had an intelligent storyline and it seemed more like a personal horror film then the sort of weird mixture of science fiction and horror that Cronenberg usually does so I definitely think that you should check it out as I thought it was great but not one of my favorites, my favorite of his would be Scanners. Note:- this region 2 anchor bay edition has both the U.S. uncut film and the U.K. cut version (this was useless) and the documentary The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg Featurette, if you had to choose which version to get then I suggest you get this one over the inferior MGM edition.
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