The Breed

June 1st, 2006


The Breed

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A group of five college kids are forced to match wits with unwelcoming residents when they fly to a "deserted" island for a party weekend.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 4.9/10 (6,065 voted)

Director: Nicholas Mastandrea

Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning

When the bad boy John inherits an isolated house in an island, he invites his brother and student of veterinary Matt and his girlfriend Nikki together with their common friends Sara and Noah to fly with him in his hydroplane and spend a couple of days having good time in the place. Later Sara is attacked by a dog and they recall that in the other side of the island there was a facility for training dogs that had been shutdown to avoid a rabies outbreak. While walking through the woods, they find a man called Luke, who sailed with his girlfriend Jenny to the island, covered of blood and Luke is killed by a pack of hounds. The group runs to the house and the animals put the place under siege, and they try to find a means of escape. When the survivors reach the compound, they disclose that the dogs have been genetically redesigned to become a breed of killers.

Writers: Robert Conte, Peter Wortmann

Michelle Rodriguez - Nicki
Oliver Hudson - John
Taryn Manning - Sara
Eric Lively - Matt
Hill Harper - Noah
Nick Boraine - Luke
Lisa-Marie Schneider - Jenny

Taglines: They can smell your fear.

Release Date: 1 June 2006

Filming Locations: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Did You Know?

Ian Somerhalder was originally cast in the movie, but soon dropped out. Coincidentally, Michelle Rodriguez who is starring in the movie, starred in the hit TV shot "Lost", as did Ian.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When John and Matt descend from the attic, John pushes open a door to his right as if to surprise anybody within the room. This would make sense if the opponents were humans. But dogs can scent living creatures, so they probably wouldn't be surprised. If there were raging dogs within the room, it would be advisable to carefully open the door ajar and be prepared to quickly close it again.

Nicki: [in the lab, before blowing up several dogs] Give Cujo my best.

User Review

A clichéd but effective horror film

Rating: 5/10

Movie concepts don't get much simpler than this: on a supposedly deserted island, genetically enhanced, rabid-like dogs attack five college kids who have gone there for a weekend of fun. It's kind of surprising that a movie like this, made in 2006, still gets theatrical release in some countries; this is usually direct-to-DVD stuff. With that said, however, "The Breed" is effective at what it sets out to do. What gives this movie an edge over other contemporary "creature features" is that the "creatures" are real, highly-trained dogs instead of fake CGI bats, crocodiles, snakes, spiders or whatever. This adds an element of realism to the proceedings, as does the fact that the characters behave rationally for the most part. Michelle Rodriguez looks great (what else is new?) and shows her physicality, and the rest of the cast may not be brilliant, but they're not bad, either. The movie does suffer from a terrible ending though - it was probably intended as a shock but it's so sudden that it looks as if the producers ran out of money or time or something. (**)


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