Friday, May 3, 2019

Uncomfortable Brunch gets a head start on celebrating Mother's Day with Cronenberg's 'The Brood'

Posted By on Fri, May 3, 2019 at 8:57 AM

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The Uncomfortable Brunch crew doesn’t often program films that are actually considered part of the horror genre. They know that watching a pedophile in Todd Solondz’ Happiness or Dustin Hoffman lose his shit in Straw Dogs or Harmony Korine’s so-called movie Gummo is more likely to make you feel terrible than any amount of gore can. But this month, they’re showing an early work by a true horror legend, David Cronenberg. The Brood – released in 1979, just before the Canadian director would achieve international fame with the cult classic Scanners – is a prime example of “body horror,” featuring a disturbing take on childbirth and parenting that capitalizes on the fears of both those with kids and those without. Not particularly advised for those who are expecting, but let’s face it: You’re gonna see scarier shit real soon. Happy Mother’s Day!

1 p.m. Sunday, May 5 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $10-$12

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