In recognition of the 4th of July, I decided to call on my American roots and go with a movie that reminds me so much of the country I will always call home. The first Greek letter fraternity in North America (The Phi Beta Kappa Society) was founded the same year as the Declaration of Independence – 1776, making fraternities and sororities inherently American with a history spanning the entire existence of The United States of America.
When it comes to body horror, the subgenre is synonymous with Canadian director David Cronenberg. While his most widely accessible films arguably came later in his career, his most personal entry in his early body-horror films is The Brood. The filmmaker has proven his talents time and again. The term “visceral” – so often tossed around when describing his films from the 1970s to 1980s – is a fitting descriptor for such films as Shivers (aka They Came From Within, 1975) and Rabid (1977).