Monday, 1 July 2013

The Brood Blu-ray Release Short Review

2 stars of allegedly "iconic" nonsense. The Brood Cover
The Brood is written and directed by David Cronenberg (eXistenZ, Naked Lunch), but he seems to have abandoned his penchant for the surreal and moved into the downright daft with this one.
The concept in itself is actually quite scary, Dr Raglan (Oliver Reed - Gladiator, Women in Love) is experimenting with a new therapy technique, called psychoplasmics, which enables his patients to release their rage through physiological changes. As a result of the therapy, one of his patients, Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar - Hercules, Dr. Doolittle) develops the ability to project her rage into physical form.
Now I was expecting to see all manner of horrifying creatures being produced. What I wasn't expecting was the appearance of dumpy, slightly angry looking chavs in tiny ski suits. The acting is very good, great performances are put in by all, but even good actors can only cover up a limited amount of silliness.
Read the rest of our review over at Road Rash Reviews

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