History Film / TheBrood

5th Dec '15 8:55:14 AM eroock
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'''''The Brood''''' (1979) is a Canadian {{horror}} {{film}} written and directed by David Cronenberg (often considered to be his first really good movie), centering around a psychotherapist, Dr. Hal Raglan (OliverReed), who has created a technique called psychoplasmics. By encouraging his patients to "go all the way through it", he is able to induce radical physical changes. A man verbally abused by his father develops welts all over his body. Another man's self-loathing induces lymphatic cancer. And a psychotic woman named Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar) parthenogenetically gives birth to strange mutant children who act out her negative emotions. Then the therapist starts bringing all these negative emotions to the surface, and the children start killing anyone she sees as a personal enemy...

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'''''The Brood''''' ''The Brood'' (1979) is a Canadian {{horror}} {{film}} written and directed by David Cronenberg (often considered to be his first really good movie), centering around a psychotherapist, Dr. Hal Raglan (OliverReed), who has created a technique called psychoplasmics. By encouraging his patients to "go all the way through it", he is able to induce radical physical changes. A man verbally abused by his father develops welts all over his body. Another man's self-loathing induces lymphatic cancer. And a psychotic woman named Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar) parthenogenetically gives birth to strange mutant children who act out her negative emotions. Then the therapist starts bringing all these negative emotions to the surface, and the children start killing anyone she sees as a personal enemy...
3rd May '14 1:24:28 PM SharleeD
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The medical examiner who autopsies one of the broodlings claims its eyes have no retinas. An eye with no retina would be ''completely'' blind, not just colorblind as he claims.
* BellyButtonless: The broodlings have no navels, a feature which is pointed out during an autopsy as a sign they're not born in the normal way.
2nd Mar '14 11:05:28 AM m8e
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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[Film/{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.

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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[Film/{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg Creator/DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.
15th Feb '14 7:14:22 AM Antwan
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* AdultFear / CreatorBreakdown: Cronenberg wrote this movie during a painful divorce and the resultant custody battle over his daughter, and it shows.

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* AdultFear / CreatorBreakdown: Cronenberg wrote this movie during a painful divorce and the resultant AdultFear: A child kidnapped by an ex-wife who believes that she should have custody battle over his daughter, and it shows.is scary enough on its own.



* BodyHorror: Cronenberg is the king of this trope.

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* BodyHorror: Cronenberg is the king of this trope. The infamous birthing scene definitely plays this straight.



** Also Mike, the man who wants you to "be my daddy."

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** Also Mike, the man who wants you to "be my [his] daddy."



* HeyItsThatGuy: Robert Silverman does quite [[{{Scanners}} a]] [[{{existenz}} few]] [[Film/NakedLunch films]] with Cronenberg.
13th Nov '13 5:32:35 PM TheMorrison
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* DoubleStandard: Make a movie about a mother trying to save her child from an abusive father and that's a-okay (if, perhaps, a bit [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime]]). Make a movie about a father trying to save his child from an abusive mother and people call you a misogynist.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Robert Silverman does quite [[{{Scanners}} a]] [[{{existenz}} few]] films with Cronenberg.
* {{Homage}}: Hartog is probably named after the vampire hunter from the HammerHorror picture ''The Vampire Lovers''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Robert Silverman does quite [[{{Scanners}} a]] [[{{existenz}} few]] films [[Film/NakedLunch films]] with Cronenberg.
* {{Homage}}: Hartog is probably named after the vampire hunter from the HammerHorror picture ''The Vampire Lovers''.
Cronenberg.
2nd Sep '13 5:08:28 AM Antwan
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->"Go through it... Go all the way through it... All the way to the end..."

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->"Go ->''"Go through it... Go all the way through it... All the way to the end..."
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In 2005, the full uncut version was made available on UK DVD.

A remake is in the works, to be directed by Breck Eisner.

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In 2005, the full uncut version was made available on UK DVD.

DVD. A remake is was announced in the works, to be directed by 2009 with Breck Eisner.Eisner as the director, but Eisner left the project the next year and the remake was shelved.
13th Aug '13 4:40:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CensoredForComedy: As indicated above, the censors' trimming of Nola's birthing scene made a sequence of her licking her hate-baby clean look more like she was eating it



* ThisTropeIsBleep: As indicated above, the censors' trimming of Nola's birthing scene made a sequence of her licking her hate-baby clean look more like she was eating it
10th Aug '13 8:45:52 AM Dante668
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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[Film{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.

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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[Film{{Audition}} [[Film/{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.
10th Aug '13 8:45:41 AM Dante668
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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.

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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[{{Audition}} [[Film{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.
10th Aug '13 5:35:03 AM erforce
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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[PulpFiction writing a]] [[DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.

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There are certain pairings that you know are going to result in something horrifying: [[{{Audition}} Takashi Miike taking on romantic comedy.]] [[Literature/TheShining Stephen King making a domestic drama.]] [[FromDuskTillDawn [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Quentin Tarantino]] [[PulpFiction [[Film/PulpFiction writing a]] [[DeathProof [[Film/DeathProof crime caper.]] And in this case: DavidCronenberg discussing alternative psychotherapy.
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