David Cronenberg might possibly be the most intelligent man to ever be involved with the horror genre. A director that incriminates himself as being obsessed with sexual perversion and disturbing situation violence (and death). In The Brood, the mother's womb becomes obsolete as she bears children through unflattering tumors attached to her body. These tumors develop into physical extensions of the woman’s body and act accordingly (killing those that have enraged her). These “children” lack sexual organs and only exist to merely serve their mentally deranged mother.
Like many of David Croneberg’s films, The Brood starts out fairly tame (with any early scene of excitement of course) and builds up to a demented climax. A climax that goes past any contemporary scientifically logical explanation given by man that somehow works on the subconscious of the viewer. In The Brood, a mother’s attachment to her children becomes the ultimate “child cult” of femininity. The mother merely has to “feel” to send off her virtual army of deformed children to carry out her impulsive and recklessly killer desires. David Cronenberg could be commenting on the dangers of emotionally uncontrollable women.
The male protagonist of The Brood is only looking out for the best interests of his daughter. David Cronenberg separates the parents into two categories. The mother being a monster of emotion that only gets worse as time goes on. The father, on the other hand, looks at everything in a logical way. He does everything he can to protect his daughter and investigate the mysterious deaths of his in-laws. It is the job of the father to stop the mother before she ends up killing everyone (including her own daughter).
If The Brood had been released in modern terms, mainstream cultural Marxist film critics would pan it as misogynistic. I hope the film isn’t remade where the father controls his monster children with his penis. You can expect that sort of scenario in contemporary times. When you have Antichrists like the Weinstein's releasing propaganda trash at excessively rapid rates, you have only two options. You can either make films of your own or take a trip back in the history of film. I recommend both.