The Brood is just another excellent Cronenberg movie that’s so outlandish, it manages to inspire purely through its originality.
Anyone who knows Cronenberg will know he’s a master of body horror which makes me sympathetic to anyone who can’t really get past that, assuming it’s not their cup of tea. For me, it’s obviously the greatest aspect to any of his movies but beyond the entertainment value, I’m usually able to pick out an overarching motif that transforms a bloody popcorn movie into something much deeper.
I thought the relationship dynamics in this movie were really interesting. It put a good perspective on our carnal connections. How no matter what you do right or wrong, there’s almost this unbreakable binding force between a parent and their child. Obviously this idea was displayed here in an abstract way but nevertheless, it was a successful representation of the power of pure will and the sacrifices we’re willing to make for one another.
This is a fast paced, incredibly engaging and classically structured horror movie that I’d recommend to any horror fan.