Movie of the day: The Brood (1979)

Today is one of my favorite directors’ birthday: David Cronenberg. This evening I will be sharing some fun facts about The Brood (1979):

The Brood stars Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle. This is the first movie I have seen by David Cronenberg. I remember getting a Netflix-recommended view because I had just turned in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain (1973). Not sure how the two movies correlate but I took a chance and got it mailed out to me. I was not sure what to expect but the twist at the end and the fact that I had to watch it a couple of times to grasp the heaviness of this film.

David Cronenberg was inspired to write this movie because he was going through a divorce, and child-custody conflict with his wife at the time.

This is the first movie with an Howard Shore soundtrack.

During the production of the movie in Canada Oliver Reed was arrested for public nudity. He made a bet with the production crew that he could walk naked in the cold from bar to bar.

The production of the film started on November 14, 1978.

Roger Ebert called this movie “a bore.”

First film of Cindy Hinds who played Candice Hinds.

Do you have a favorite movie of David Cronenberg? Comment below!

Until next time!

Source: internet movie database

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