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The Broodlings are the main antagonists of the 1979 Canadian horror film The Brood.

When Dr. Hal Raglan develops a psychotherapeutic technique that causes patients to manifest their mental illnesses as strange physical abnormalities, a woman named Nola Carveth parthenogenetically gives birth to a group of child-sized creatures that kill those she is upset with.

Appearance

The Broodlings resemble Caucasian human children wearing snow suits of various colors and blond hair. Their faces are slightly more animalistic than most humans, and they lack both retinas and navels.

Powers and Abilities

The Broodlings possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Sharp teeth
  • Large numbers
  • Hivemind

Fate

Frank chokes Nola to death, causing the Broodlings to die without her psychic influence.

Trivia

  • The film was largely inspired by director David Cronenberg's recent fight for custody of children from his first marriage.

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