The Breed - Wes Craven (2006) Movie Review

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2006 | R | Horror, Thriller, Comedy
91 minutes /

User Score: 63/100

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The Breed - Wes Craven Review


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.

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.

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
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.1/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Taryn Manning, Michelle Rodriguez, Hill Harper, Oliver Hudson, Eric Lively, Nick Boraine, Lisa-Marie Schneider
Writers: Robert Conte, Peter Wortmann
Director: Nicholas Mastandrea