Film critics Devin Faraci (BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.) and Amy Nicholson (MTV News) have a weekly conversation about if a film is worthy to enter the Canon. They will put it up to fan vote at the end of the show, and the legacy of each movie will be officially decided forevermore. [This show is currently on hiatus]. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Howl.FM, ad-free. Use promo code ‘Earwolf’ for a 30-day free trial.
Author Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) joins Amy this week to discuss David Cronenberg’s 1979 film “The Brood.” They touch on the film’s treatment of trauma as theatre, the attachment of power to femininity, and how Cronenberg used his actors to play out a real-life personal tragedy. Plus, they get into what the rage monsters represent, and Kier-La shares some surprising information about human experimentation and the Satanic Panic. Does “The Brood” deserve a spot in The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!
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