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Dying Breed (2008)

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  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 6 November 2008 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 92 min
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  • IMDb page: Dying Breed (2008)
  • Rate: 5.4/10 total 2,340 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 6 November 2008 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Filming Location: Dandenong Ranges National Park, Victoria, Australia
  • Budget: AUD 3,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: AUD 525,384(Australia)(30 November 2008)
  • Director: Jody Dwyer
  • Stars: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell and Bille Brown
  • Original Music By: Nerida Tyson-Chew   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Tiger | Tasmania | Cannibalism | Forest | Australia

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Michael Boughen  screenplay
  • Jody Dwyer  screenplay
  • Rod Morris  writer

Known Trivia

  • During the first seconds of the end credits just 1 or 2 frames show what Pieman’s Pie really is made of.
  • This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie.
  • Premiered at the 2008 Tribecca Film Festival.

Goofs: Continuity: When Rebecca gets killed, the killer rolls her head over, and we see her eyes are open. When the killer leans in to eat her lips, however, they are closed.

Plot: Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger… See more »  »

Story: Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. Against all odds, Pearce escaped from the most feared penal settlement of the British Empire – Sarah Island – and disappeared into the impenetrable forests of Western Tasmania. Seven convicts escaped with him, yet Pearce was the only one that emerged… along with chunks of human flesh in his pockets. The legend of Pearce was born. An extinct species… a long forgotten legend… both had a desperate need to survive; both could now have living descendants within the Tasmanian bush. Many sightings of the tiger have been reported. Many hikers have gone missing. Hundreds in fact. Zoologist Nina is convinced there are still tigers remaining in the Tasmanian wilderness, and she has proof – a photograph…Written by Jody Dwyer  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Tasmania, Australia—one of the world’s most isolated islands. It is rumored that, deep within the wilderness, an ancient species known as the Tasmanian Tiger is alive and breeding. Yet, modern science refuses to believe such a creature now exists, since no witnesses have ever been able to prove it. That is, until zoology student Nina (Mirrah Foulkes), claims she can breach Tasmania’s impenetrable forests and confirm the tigers’ existence. Driving Nina’s quest is one critical piece of proof: a photo of a paw print taken by her sister just before she met with a fatal accident eight years before.

In the early 19th century, the murderous convict Alexander Pearce (aka "The Pieman") had broken out of prison twice, and each time he had killed and eaten his fellow escapees. But what Nina doesn’t know is that, before he was hung for cannibalism in 1824, he’d spawned a blood line who inherited his taste for human flesh. Soon, Nina and her friends discover that in the wild, as one species may have died out, another has thrived—in the form of the Pieman’s descendants. When she sets out with her partner, Matt (Leigh Whannell), his old mate, Jack (Nathan Phillips), and his girlfriend, Rebecca (Melanie Vallejo), their little expedition encounters the island’s reigning breed, but one who stands on two legs, not four. The Pieman clan has survived, and their need to feed and breed turns Nina, Matt, Jack and Rebecca into this island’s next endangered species.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Michael Boughen known as producer
  • Christopher Mapp known as executive producer
  • Rod Morris known as producer
  • Matthew Street known as executive producer
  • David Whealy known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Nathan Phillips known as Jack
  • Leigh Whannell known as Matt
  • Bille Brown known as Harvey / Rowan
  • Mirrah Foulkes known as Nina
  • Melanie Vallejo known as Rebecca
  • Ken Radley known as Liam
  • Elaine Hudson known as Ethel
  • Sheridan Harvey known as Katie
  • Peter Docker known as Alexander Pierce
  • Boris Brkic known as Sgt. Symons
  • Phillip McInnes known as Guard #1
  • Ian 'Paddy' McIvor known as Guard #2 (as Paddy McIvor)
  • James Portanier known as Guard #3
  • Sally McDonald known as Ruth
  • Peter Finlay known as Hunter #1
  • Christopher Stevenson known as Hunter #2
  • Ian Scott known as University Professor
  • Des Fleming known as Colleague #1
  • Michelle Jones known as Colleague #2
  • Pamela Achesonharding known as Woman in Window
  • Brendan Donoghue known as Gareth
  • Reg Evans known as Alfred
  • Dylan Lloyd known as Troopers Drinker #1
  • Tim Harris known as Troopers Drinker #2
  • Andy Poulter known as Troopers Drinker #3
  • Greg Parker known as Older Policeman
  • Tim Stitz known as Younger Policeman
  • Steven Haar known as Mechanic

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Nick Kocsis known as assistant makeup effects technician
  • Paul Pattison known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Anna McEwan known as set dresser
  • Ben Walker known as standby props

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Ambience Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Buzz Factory, The  promotions
  • Showfilm  travel agent
  • Studios 301  music recorded and mixed at
  • Videocraft  camera equipment provided by (HD cameras and accessories)

Distributors:

  • Hoyts Distribution (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • After Dark Films (2009) (USA) (all media)
  • Lionsgate (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Omnilab Media (2008) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Splendid Film (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Splendid Film (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Versus Entertainment (2009) (Spain) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Digital Pictures Iloura
  • Iloura (visual effects)
  • LaB Sydney, The

Visual Effects by:

  • Julia Egerton known as digital compositor: Iloura
  • Alan Fairlie known as digital compositor: Iloura
  • Soren Jensen known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ineke Majoor known as visual effects producer: Iloura
  • Brett Morris known as visual effects
  • Matthew Pascuzzi known as digital compositor
  • Bertrand Polivka known as digital compositor
  • Peter Webb known as digital compositor: Iloura

Release Date:

  • USA 26 April 2008 (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • Canada 22 July 2008 (Fantasia Film Festival)
  • Australia 6 November 2008
  • USA 9 January 2009 (After Dark Horrorfest)
  • USA 31 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 19 May 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    The little hype surrounding this Australian feature is probably betterleft unnoticed, as while I found it solid it doesn't pull any outpunches we haven't already gone through before to leave an impressiveimprint. Hey it reminded me of an other Australian horror film 'WolfCreek (2005)' and maybe 'The Hills Have Eyes (2006)' remake, but thistime the escalating terror is found in the beautiful forests ofTasmania as a group of young adults head out searching for thesupposedly instinct Tasmanian tiger, but actually earth up somethingmore horrifying about the area's local history.

    For me this film really came out of nowhere, as the striking posterartwork (featuring a half eaten pie with an eyeball and finger withinit) caught my attention and some rave reviews can feed your appetite.Sadly though, I was only one of four who were at the cinema to see it.I probably could've gone without seeing it and waited for it to hitDVD, but there's nothing quite like watching a horror film on the bigscreen.

    What this story sets off to be is a little unsure, but about midwaythrough you know where it's heading (Psycho territory withcannibalistic currents). I might sound like a broken record, but reallythis isn't nothing new compared to much modern horror focusing on thevisual torture and torment of its victims. While it might not be asabundant, it still lingers and has a really nasty side. It hasexplicitly raw moments with pockets of vicious intensity, but it wasnot the violence that unnerved but the ominously remote woodlandbackdrop with constant eerie imagery. The scenery is gorgeously lush,but lurking beneath the gracefully hypnotic setting is the truegrotesque horror that's hidden very well. The nocturnal, butsurprisingly also the day sequences can get under your skin. Thecinematography is professionally catered for with it drawing upon theatmosphere and setting. Editing is brisk, but well infused.

    As for the story it uses actual facts and spins them in to totalfiction. The main base of the story centres on the history of theextinct Tasmanian tiger, which some still believe exists and combiningthat legend of the cannibalistic Irish convict Alexander Pearce thatmanaged to escape from the penal colony and headed for the wildernessto only be hanged in 1824. Then we hit modern times with a group offour after the exclusive photograph of the Tiger, but one of girls losther sister within the same area they're visiting in a supposed drowningmany years earlier. Now cue those articles of missing backpackers. Butwhen they meet the creepy locals, the inbred jokes flow. Still we'reflooded with flashbacks, piled on to flashbacks. Even if the set-up isclichéd and obviously formulaic, these back stories do give it a littlemore background and depth, and lessens the idea of turning in tosomething meaningless. The script has its questionable actions, butmainly lets it go about things.

    The pacing is rather leisured, and I can see many complaining about theslowness of the opening half (think of the criticism that 'Wolf Creek'copped). But I thought it was milked out accordingly and with apurpose, to hit you hard when it finally changed direction. Featuringheavily is that it centres on mood, visuals and sounds than that oftearing and ballistic actions. Even when it does break out from it'scausal handling, it still doesn't burst out and only adds tension withjolts in scattered slabs and formulated rushes. When it comes to theend, I found it to be stumbling there and results not entirelysatisfying. But it still keeps that glum feel throughout.

    Jody Dwyer's assured direction is slick and stylish. Maybe too so, butit's a brash display as his not afraid to bare gore and flesh… usuallythe latter in recent times sees little daylight in the mainstreamhorror releases. Even animal lovers should be aware. The performancesare workmanlike, but no real empathic edge was created. Well not forme. One thing though it never seemed like they were ever aware in whattype of situation they were or could be in, but when it unfolded itdidn't entirely changed the perception. Leigh Whannel, Nathan Phillips,Mirrah Foulkes and Melanie Vallejo play the unlucky party.

    A basic, but durably crafted genre effort.

  2. paul8878 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    Dying Breed is a waste. It is very very little about Tasmanian Tigersand more of a redo of some other horror movies.

    Nothing new or different. Same old blood soaked chopping and slashingand women chasing.

    Tired story line. Young people lost in woods find weirdos who eatpeople. Seen it before many times. BORING.

    How to make a better movie. Drop the dumb dialogue, drop the dumb storyline, get people who can act, they are called actors, less splash andmore suspense, go back to telling an engaging story, and stop trying tobe shocking. In fact, a good and well written movie would be shocking.Dying Breed sure was not anything worth seeing. The best part of dyingbreed were the few moments of the old (1930s) film clips of theTasmaian Tiger

  3. m3-ryan from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    Possibly the worst thing a distributor can do if they're testing to seeif an Aussie horror should be released in the US/international cinemacircuit is to release it in Australia first. First, the market forhorror in OZ is tiny (only a small amount of people will go to see eventhe best horror at cinemas). Second, Aussies are the harshest criticsof their own films – and if there is anything remotely wrong with thefilm the "tall poppy syndrome" kicks in and we cut it to shreds. Wetend to focus on what's wrong with a local film rather than what'sright with the film.

    OK, so the film is a little derivative borrowing from Deliverance,Wrong turn and Hills have eyes – so what, most horrors derive fromsomething these days. But what's right with the film? Plenty. There issome nasty, nasty, gore and cannibalism that made girls scream, peoplein the cinema jump three feet in the air and watch through tremblinghands. The myth of the Pieman and Tasmanian Tiger is fascinating andintriguing storyline. Once the carnage kicks in this is a tense,brooding film that will have you on the edge of your seat. There aresome very,very, good scenes – particularly the rabbit, and the beartrap scene. The setting and look of the film is brilliant – dark gloomyand and ominous.

    I loved this film! It's up there with the best Aussie horrors and amongsome of the better international horrors. It will proudly go on my DVDshelf.

  4. Richardm777 from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    Just saw Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed. What an excellent Australian Horrorflick it is! It could well be one of my favourite Australian Films ofthe year.

    Four young cryptozoologists go to check out Western Tasmania in searchof ye ol' Tasmanian Tiger. Little do they know they are stumbling uponthe ancestors of Alexander Pearce, the famous Australian ex-convict,bush ranger and sometime cannibal known as the 'Pieman'. Suffice to sayfine dining is loosed on the Pieman River as a group of Deliverancestyle in bred Tassie freaks hunt down our hapless Tiger hunters. DyingBreed is well cast with Leigh Whannell (Saw) giving us a great versionof the metro-sexual out of his league in the wilds of Western Tasmaniaand Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as a roustabout larrikin hunter.Whannel is an excellent leading man and should branch out from horrorand do other serious work. The two girls Sally MacDonald and MelanieVallejo are good too. Especially the later, when she is strung up anddismembered Cannibal Holocaust style out the back of the Pieman's shed.I'm sure Leigh Whannell must have been showing the director CannibalHolocaust, as this scene certainly bears the imprint of that classicfilm and the Dying Breed scene is very well done in its brutality. Thefilm has various very effective set pieces in a cave, at night in thebush, out the back of the killer's shed, on a bridge at dawn, etc. Allshot effectively and scored very nicely. The ominous Tasmanianlandscape evokes a darkness akin to what DH Lawrence said about thegreat primordial emptiness of the Australian bush. The film shouldtravel well as the Aussie accents aren't too harsh, and one is a Irishaccent. The family of inbred freaks are memorable and varied in theirmotivations and actions.

    Dying Breed is a great edgy genre piece that is one of the first toappear in the new wave of horror cannibal films, so its ahead of thegame world wide, also. I would have to rate it right up there withRogue from last year and Acolytes, Horseman and Rats and Cats.

    Why did they not enter it in MUFF? It would have won some awards! Checkout the posters. I like the stylish one, while the second one with agory pie will entice the teen market.

    Stylish new Ozploitation is on display, that gives hope to the futureof the Australian Film Industry!

  5. nedzter from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    Australia is a beautiful country, the people and the land, however ithas a dark history and 'Dying breed' is a small piece of that nostalgicpie. Two couples head into the Tasmanian wilderness in search of theextinct Tasmanian tiger and soon find themselves in unforgiving countrypopulated by unforgiving locals. The direction and acting is steadywith no real stand out performance and the characters seem a bit flatat times but the shots of Tasmania's isolated country side arefantastic and set a haunting tale. This formula has been appliedcountless times so there's nothing new here but its done well servingup some good blood and guts and proves along with Wolf creek thatAussie film can do horror. If your Austalian make it tradition to gosee Australian films!

  6. GIZMO35_PF from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    Some people don't like this movie already, what's not to like? Shot for3 million, more than Wolf Creek (1 million), shot with the same camerasas Wolf Creek and unique story for an Australian movie.

    Basically the movie's about 4 people, presumably science geeks, as theytry to find the extinct Tasmanian Tiger and the lead girl's sister, whopresumably drowned 8 years ago. What i did like about this film, notthe sex scene, but the build up to the on and off screen violence butthe lack of music is what doesn't make this film come to life like manyothers. Nerida Tyson Chew, who we have heard from the "Twisted" seriesone and two, tries more subtly to put his music through noises, likeFrancois Tetaz did in Wolf Creek. Jody Dwyer shot the movie a bit toostylish, with the camera looming in on more close up shots, feeling alittle too claustrophobic.

    Leigh Whannell's character (Matt) was the most quiet character out ofthe lot, which i didn't like at all, Nathan Philips character (Jack)was the most offensive but the most funny of the pack, the Ruth and Beccharacters who go with them, they do alright, but Bec dies too quickly.The cannibals of the town give a good performance across the board,enjoying some good raw meat, courtesy of Justin Dix, who did some nicemakeup effects on this show, if put into the right direction, could bethe next John Carl Buechler.

    The ending of Dying Breed is a strange one but nonetheless a shocker,which it felt like it had a few too many endings, but once it did end ifelt better because the little girl in the film was creepy. Noteveryone will like this film, but i'm a supporter of good Aussie filmsand this one goes on my shelf in 6 months time, good work.

    Rated MA15+ for Violence, Gore, Language and a Sex Scene.

  7. doctorgonzo23 from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    While I'm not sure that I'd watch Dying Breed again, I have to admitthat I enjoyed it through the first time.

    There are some great landscape shots in this movie and, overall, I feltthe atmosphere was creepy, lending itself well to the dark tone of thepicture. There was some suspense and a bit of gore as well. However,there was nothing really new or interesting in the plot. Similar movieshave covered the same material before (Wrong Turn, perhaps to a lesserextent even The Chainsaw Massacre movies…) and although there's alink to an actual historical figure, it's a pretty weak link andthere's no new twists to make this unique.

    The characters are all pretty unlovable, so there's not much to relateto in that department.

    The production values are high, so I have to recommend this over someof the other After Dark Horror Fest films I've seen. I feel it's asolid five; flawed but very watchable.

  8. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    Between 1788 and 1868, Australia served as a penal colony for theBritish Empire and Tasmania was the most feared. The prisoner Alexander"The Pieman" Pearce escaped and survived in the woods eating humanflesh. In the present days, the researcher Nina (Mirrah Foulkes)organizes an expedition to Tasmania to proceed the work of her deceasedsister Ruth and find evidences of the extinct Tasmanian tiger in thewilderness. She travels to a remote area with her boyfriend Matt (LeighWhannell) and his troublemaker friend Jack (Nathan Phillips) thatbrings his girlfriend Rebecca (Melanie Vallejo) and they spend thenight in a village of descendants of "The Pieman". Sooner the quartetdiscovers that things have to stay hidden to survive.

    "Dying Breed" is another sub product of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"and gives the sensation of déjà vu to the viewer with the total lack oforiginality. There are many flaws in the predictable story, like forexample, how could an expedition travel unarmed in a remote area in thewilderness? What would they expect while observing the wildlife? Howcan a group travel without a Plan B for unexpected situations? Thegreatest different in this feature is the wonderful location inAustralia. Further, the acting is good and for fans of the slash genre,it entertains. My vote is six.

    Title (Brazil): Not Available

  9. Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    "Dying Breed" is a largely derivative and predictable Aussie horrorflick that nevertheless benefices from a handful of marvelous elements,like a fascinating historical plot outline (albeit not at allaccurate), breathtaking filming locations & scenery and a fewunyielding shock sequences. The pivot character in "Dying Breed", eventhough he only briefly appears during the opening sequence, isAlexander Pearce a.k.a. "The Pieman". He was a cannibalistic murdererof Irish descent who got exiled to Tasmania to pay for the crimes hecommitted. Back in the early eighteen hundreds, when the whole ofAustralia was still a British prison colony and Tasmania an islandwhere the heaviest cases were shipped off to, Alexander "Pieman" Pearcewas the only convict how managed to escape and flee into theimpenetrable Tasmanian forests. Obviously this plot outline isn'tentirely accurate, as the real Pieman was in fact the nickname of acompletely different prisoner and the real Alexander Pearce died at thegallows in 1824, but hey, it's a horror movie so everything goes. Afterthe introduction of Pearce and the Tasmanian region, the plot resumesin present day Tasmania with the arrival of four twenty-somethingadventurers. Nina is a zoologist and wishes to continue the research ofher sister who died here eight years ago whilst looking for lastremaining species of the Tasmanian Tiger. She and her friends quicklydiscover that her sister didn't just drown, but fell victim to thebewildered and horribly inbred descendants of Alexander Pearce. Theyhave only one goal in their miserable existence and that is to keep thebloodline alive. At the festival where I watched this movie, "DyingBreed" was exaggeratedly promoted like an Aussie interpretation of "TheTexas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Hills Have Eyes". Perhaps this is afairly apt comparison, but stating something like that inevitablyraises high expectations that "Dying Breed" can't possible fill in.Director Jody Dwyer does a reasonably good job, but he/she (?) yetdoesn't succeed in generating an atmosphere of despair and sheerterror. It also takes slightly too long before the suspense andnastiness truly breaks loose. The first half of the film is overlystuffed with typical inbred jokes and stereotypical tourist behavior.There are a handful of downright disgusting sequences, notably agruesome bear trap death sequence and a few close ups ofpick-axes-in-the-head moments, which will undoubtedly appeal to thebloodhounds among us. The nature and wildlife images are dreamy tostare at and the acting performances are surprisingly above average.One of the lead actors is Leigh Whannell who, along with James Wan,created the original concept of "Saw".

  10. ericjams from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

    I was lucky enough to catch the midnight showing of Dying Breed at thisyear's Tribeca Film Festival, and want to get my thoughts downimmediately. In short, its a solid horror thriller movie that I wouldrecommend you see, if you are fan of this genre. If I had to try tocompare it to any of the more recent horror films, I'd say its 1 partCabin Fever, 1 part Devil's Rejects, and 1 part Hostel.

    The film is based on two bits of historical fact. First there isAlexander "the Pieman" Pierce, who back when Tasmania was used as aprison island for Britain's worst lot, escaped from the prison andresorted to cannibalism to survive. The Pieman's cuisine of choice hasspawned a slight tradition in the backwoods of Tasmania, where hikershave historically ventured into and never returned. The film's secondhistorical basis lies with the mystery of the Tasmanian tiger, whichmost scientists deem extinct. Not our protagonist, Nina (MirrahFoulkes), who is out to find the tiger and finish the work her sisterbegan before she mysteriously drowned out in the bush.

    Enter our two couples, Nina and her boyfriend, Matt (Leigh Whannel),and Matt's old buddy (your standard obnoxious peripheral character inhorror movies) and his girlfriend (your standard pretty and cluelessbody) who are along for the ride. I would say one of the movie'sstrengths is the great cinematography that takes you along with thefoursome as they enter the beautiful but eventually spooky backwoods.They eventually end up in a town that hearkens you back to the WestVirginians in Cabin Fever, serious backwoods nut jobs. From a strangegirl, to a male only town, to a mysterious figure lurking in the woodsyou can tell that things are getting weird and that these 'tourists'are entering a sketchy situation.

    From the town, the foursome venture via boat deeper into the bush. Thismovie succeeds because you have good tension building elements; 1) thewoods, caves, jungles, etc; 2) messed up locals with a tradition theyneed to keep alive; and 3) a good bit of blood, flesh flying around,and things called "man-traps", I mean you cant go wrong there. This isnot a gore fest, and special effects are minimal. The ending takes youfor a good ride, but ultimately this wasn't a crazy adrenaline pumpinghorror movie. The bad guys are bad, weird, and a bit grotesque but arebasically people who act and look pretty weird, nothing that'll makeyou jump out of your seat. Its cool though, and it works.

    Like most movies in this genre you have the "god these people arestupid" moments, there are a bit too many "you stay here, I'll be rightbacks" and our audience laughed at the idiocy of some decisions, butthe movie is not campy as campy horror movies go, it tries and largelysucceeds at keeping to a dark, serious undertone. On top of that, thereality of their situation does not seem to ever dawn on the foursome.One brief non-spoiler example is that certain townies end up all theway out in the bush with the foursome, and the foursome never reallyseem to recognize just how strange it is that these bonified weirdosjust happened upon them in the middle of the woods. This realization,the fear that occurs when the character is forced to contemplate howcompletely screwed/messed up their situation is, is what makes horrormovies horrifying. The characters almost seem oblivious to thesituation, and honestly I get more freaked out when I see the actors onfilm freaking out. There is a twist or two that doesn't jive withlogic, but Im not complaining. Not a classic, but certainly worth yourtime if you want to see a horror movie based on cannibalism.

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