The Breed - Wes Craven (2006) Movie Review

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The Breed - Wes Craven (2006)

2006 | R | Horror, Thriller, Comedy
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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The Breed - Wes Craven Plot Synopsis:

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.

The Breed - Wes Craven (2006) Review

The Breed (2006) is a 1h 31-min rated R comedy-thriller horror movie that was shot in George, South Africa and Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The then first-time director Nicholas Mastandrea (Looper (2012), Scream (1996), Walk the Line (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007)) did an excellent job executing this film, but I think he made the right decision sticking with being a second unit director/assistant director. Nicholas gave us solid action scenes with brutal attacks that could not have been better for the movie. The Breed contains bad language, sexual content, violence, gore, tension, frightening scenes, and suspense.

The Breed started off (about first 20 minutes) like a teenager soap opera show that consisted of character development. I was getting bored until I saw the killer dogs approaching the screen and then a light switch turned on in my head and the movie instantly receive my undivided attention. The intense attack sequences kept me on the edge of my seat, and the pacing of the movie was the added touch it needed to make me want more. So I did not give the film a score higher than a five because it did not escalate to anything much after the humans were bitten by the crazed out dogs. Yes, the people began acting funny but there should have been more, and that is why I think the writer should have put a little more effort into the script.

The gore was just right and was not overdone as well as the actors who gave us average performances - just right, nothing too extravagant. There was brutal dog bites, impaling, bow and arrow mayhem, and other brutal, bloody scenes that made the movie interesting. I applaud the crew that gave us the set, scares, suspense, sound, and lovely cinematography because it was fantastic.

  • The Breed - Wes Craven Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.25
  • IMDB: 5.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.5

About The Breed - Wes Craven 2006

Title: The Breed - Wes Craven
AKA: The Breed
Year: 2006
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Reviewer: Score: 3 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.12/5 stars from 11,273 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11,273 MPAA Rating: R
The Breed - Wes Craven Cast Starring: Taryn Manning, Michelle Rodriguez, Hill Harper, Oliver Hudson, Eric Lively, Nick Boraine, Lisa-Marie Schneider
The Breed - Wes Craven Writers: Robert Conte, Peter Wortmann
The Breed - Wes Craven Director: Nicholas Mastandrea
Production: First Look Home Entertainment
Language: English
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA