David Cronenberg wrote the film following the tumultuous divorce and child-custody battle he waged against Margaret Hindson. Cronenberg also said that #SamanthaEggar character, Nola Carveth, possessed some of the characteristics of his ex-wife. #TheBrood (1979, #DavidCronenberg)
Here's our second lady of the day, the lovely Samantha Eggar. Samantha stars as Nola Carveth opposite Oliver Reed and Art Hindle in the early David Cronenberg cult classic "The Brood" (1979). This movie has it all - extrasensory abilities, a broken marriage, an evangelical and cultish doctor with a psychic panacea, female jealousy, and grotesque special effects.