Powerful and disturbing on both a physical and mental level, THE BROOD is the first Cronenberg film to use "name" actors, and marked a significant progression in the director's exploration of "biological horror."
Controversial psychotherapist Dr. Raglan (Oliver Reed) teaches mental patients to manifest their subconscious anger physically, as boils and welts on their bodies. One of his patients, Nola (Samantha Eggar), has actually begun giving birth to a small army of mutant babies--the ultimate projection
of her hostilities. She houses her brood in a nearby cabin from which, dressed in their colorful Dr. Dentons, the murderous little creatures venture out and ki...