Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  10 January 2006 (USA)
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Two American tourists on a romantic camping trip are brutally murdered. A few days later, during the ancient festival of Samhain, a group of American university students moves into a ... See full summary »



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Karen Douglas
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Shape #2 (scenes deleted)


Two American tourists on a romantic camping trip are brutally murdered. A few days later, during the ancient festival of Samhain, a group of American university students moves into a beautiful cottage, surrounded by a lush forest and a majestic lake They are here to learn about the rituals of the ancient Druids and other Celtic legends. But in the remains of an abandoned copper mine, lives the ancestors of an incestuous clan of cannibals. Stalked by a hulking, disfigured mutant, the students and their chaperone are in for the most harrowing time of their young lives. And keeping their heads on their necks will become their main concern... Written by Anonymous

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Evil roams the woods of Ireland...


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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The scene where Shape #2 attacks Barbara after she took her shower was mostly cut out. The only thing that made it into the film was his hands grabbing her feet from under the bed. See more »


In addition to the "soft c" in "Celtic," they pronounce the word "Samhain" as "sam-HAYN..." when the actual pronunciation is not even the once widely-held (but incorrect) "SOW-ehn," but actually "SHAV-nah." See more »


Barbara: You guys are really starting to give me the creeps. You sound like some Ted Raimi flick or something.
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Crazy Credits

On the very first prints screened to the public there was no post-production work done at the time and those credits were left blank. See more »


References The House That Would Not Die (1970) See more »

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Evil Breed: Where aged porn stars go to die.
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two teachers (Bobbie Phillips and Howard Rosenstein) chaperon a school trip to Ireland so five students can study the history of Druids or some such nonsense. A forest-dwelling mutant shows up to kill them all off. The director of this cheap-looking and disposable hunk-o-junk claims the film was ruined by studio tampering, unwanted script rewrites and such, so I'm tempted to cut him a little slack because these things are known to happen. As the film now stands, it's close to being unwatchable.

Truly terrible in every regard; barely (just barely) kept afloat by ample doses of gore and T&A. The acting is some of the worst I've ever seen. Literally everyone in the cast is embarrassing. I don't think that has anything to do with tampering, just a combination of amateur actors, a director that doesn't know how to work with them and awkward dialogue that's impossible to say without coming off like a total tool. Richard Grieco, who looks like he's had either one face-lift too many or too much botox pumped into his face and is starting to look rather inhuman these days, is falsely advertised as being one of the leads when his part is minuscule. The other names in the cast you'll probably only be familiar with if you're an avid porn viewer. Jenna Jameson pops up for a couple of minutes to say a few lines and die. Ginger Lynn has more screen time and delivers one of the worst Irish accents known to man. Not that the guy cast alongside her, whose overacting is unintentionally hilarious, is any better. There are a few other adult actresses on the payroll but their screen time is even smaller than Jennas.

Even worse than the acting is the writing. The storyline is muddled as hell and incomprehensible, the editing is choppy, characters disappear right and left for no reason whatsoever and it is overloaded with annoying, childish and lame post-SCREAM hipster dialogue about how big breasted women always die in horror films and such. Even the friggin theme song at the beginning is screwed up! The vocalist actually MISPRONOUNCES the word "Samhain;" pronouncing it exactly how it's spelling instead of "Sow-en!" For the love of God, do some research people! Some of the gore effects are decent, but you have to be very forgiving of complete technical ineptitude to tolerate this mess.

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