The Frida Cinema

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The Brood: 4K Restoration

The Brood

WTF Wednesdays continues with a 4K restoration of David Cronenberg’s grotesque classic The Brood!

A woman is made the subject of an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shortly afterwards, she gives birth to a group of sexless, murderous mutant children. It’s up to her ex-husband to discover the truth and stop this brood’s rampage before he and his daughter become the next victims in this disturbing, graphic horror film.

A cinematic nightmare that shows early signs of what was to come from Cronenberg, The Brood should be seen by all fans of “What The…” cinema!


“It’s Cronenberg’s Kramer Vs. Kramer – although Benton’s film never featured dwarfish homicidal psychopaths amongst its methods for bridging irreconcilable differences.” – Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette

“Rage, between people in love, gives birth to nasty things we’d rather believe never existed in us.” – CH Newell, Father Son Holy Gore

“The Brood is an el sleazo exploitation film, camouflaged by the presence of several well-known stars but guaranteed to nauseate you all the same.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times