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  • Sat 19 Oct
  • 92 minutes
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Cast: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art, Hindle
  • UK (1979)


MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema.

Join us for 2 nights of Oliver Reed horror this October with Joseph Losey’s THE DAMNED (1962) and David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD (1979). Film writer MILLICENT THOMAS will be chatting with RANJIT S. RUPRAI before each film: expect creepy kids, bodily mutations and scientific experiments gone awry!

THE BROOD (1979) Dir. David Cronenberg

Cronenberg’s 4th film is a very personal and shocking cinematic response to the family trauma of his own divorce. Oliver Reed is Dr. Hal Raglan, the pioneer of a strange, experimental form of psychotherapy. He holds sway over his patients like a cult-leader and isolates Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar) from her husband and their marital issues to work on her rage with deadly, monstrous results.

“Never before have you come this close to the edge of terror. Never before have you faced anything so strange and sinister, so bizarre and unnerving. Never until now.”

Film writer Millicent Thomas and Ranjit S. Ruprai of SUPAKINO will be chatting on stage about the film beforehand. Get there early for some Oliver Reed extras.