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Evil roams the woods of Ireland...
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Bobbie Phillips ... Karen Douglas

Howard Rosenstein ... Paul

Ginger Lynn ... Pandora (as Ginger Lynn Allen)
Chasey Lain ... Amy
Taylor Hayes ... The Breeder

Jenna Jameson ... Jenny

Richard Grieco ... Mark
Brandi-Ann Milbradt ... Shae
Lael Stellick ... The Shape

Phil Price ... Steve

Neil Napier ... Jim
Heidi Hawkins ... Tara

Gillian Leigh ... Barbara
Simon Peacock ... Gary
Alex Chisholm ... Shape #2 (scenes deleted)

Robert Higden ... Sawney Bean
Alana Dash ... Jamie
Dan Noseworthy ... Jean-Luc Myers
J.J. Carle ... Sawney's Son
Eric Cooke ... Rich Traveller
Natalia Ctchekotikhina ... Rich Traveller's Wife
Victoria Reuter ... Ma Bean
Fanny Labbe ... Sawney's Daughter

Directed by
Christian Viel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William R. Mariani  story
Christian Viel  story and screenplay

Produced by
Domenic Ambrosio .... executive producer
Carmelo Caruana .... producer
Peter Emerson .... executive producer
Dawne Everett .... executive producer
Dawne Everett .... producer
Prentiss Holman .... associate producer
Nick Marciano .... associate producer
William R. Mariani .... executive producer
William R. Mariani .... producer
Hugo Trottier .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Khaskin 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Goyens  (as Daniel Goyens)
 
Film Editing by
Jason PJ Deschamps  (as J Deschamps)
Christian Viel 
 
Casting by
Melanie Sara 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Grant 
 
Costume Design by
Olga Studlik 
 
Makeup Department
C.J. Goldman .... special makeup effects artist
Jessica Heeren .... assistant hair stylist (as Jessica Hereen)
Jessica Heeren .... assistant makeup artist (as Jessica Hereen)
Laurie Jackson .... key hair stylist
Laurie Jackson .... key makeup artist
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects supervisor
George Tucci .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
William R. Mariani .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benoît Hamel .... first assistant director
Jean-Pierre Menard .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-François Dasylva-LaRue .... carpenter (as Jean-Francois DaSylva)
Yves Fontigny .... property master
Yves Fontigny .... set dresser
Bruno Gagliardi .... carpenter
Kevin Grant .... set dresser
Eric Mealing .... construction foreman
Yohan Salvail .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Jean-Marin Basley .... boom operator
John Bolanaks .... dialogue editor (as John Bolanakis)
John Bolanaks .... foley artist (as John Bolanakis)
Marco Fania .... boom operator
Michel Grzelak .... sound effects editor
Michel Grzelak .... sound re-recordist
Ismael .... sound mixer
Pierre Michaud .... sound supervisor
Dimitri Médard .... sound mixer
Christopher Piggins .... foley editor (as Chris Piggins)
Karym Ronda .... boom operator
Ron Woo .... foley recordist
 
Special Effects by
Marc Reichel .... special effects technician
Ryan Storm .... special effects artist
 
Stunts
Allan Yuk-lun Chou .... stunt coordinator (as Alan Chou)
Ben Gauthier .... stunt coordinator (as Benoit Gauthier)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Bernier .... camera operator
Mario Bissonnette .... dolly grip (as Mario Bissonette)
Mario Bissonnette .... key grip (as Mario Bissonette)
Yvan Bourdages .... Steadicam operator
Stéphane Caron .... first assistant camera
André Chabot .... best boy grip (as Andre Chabot)
Maurizio Ciacciarelli .... still photographer
Simon Corneau .... grip
Daniel Dallaire .... gaffer (as Dan Dallaire)
Jean-François Dasylva-LaRue .... electrician (as Jean-Francois DaSylva)
Audrey David .... second assistant camera trainee
Alexis De Plater .... best boy
David Dollé .... key grip
Jean-François Fontaine .... camera operator
Jean-François Fontaine .... focus puller
Maryse Frigon .... first assistant camera
Bruno Gagiardi .... electrician
Dan Goyens .... camera operator (as Daniel Goyens)
Brent Marrale .... gaffer
Frederic Pesant .... grip
Christian Viel .... camera operator (as Cristian Viel)
 
Animation Department
Dave Desjardins .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalia Ctchekotikhina .... assistant to costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jason PJ Deschamps .... editing consultant (as J. Deschamps)
Tom Strnad .... additional editor
Motassem Younes .... online editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Renan Moguel .... office driver (as Renan 'Rayster' Moguel)
Poncho .... driver: cast
Dany Zarifeh .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Jeff Boisvert .... production assistant
Vincent Brabant .... production assistant
Patrick Casavant .... production assistant
Maxime Dufort .... production assistant
Daniel DuSablon .... production assistant
Rene Forbes .... production assistant
Caroline Isabelle .... script supervisor (as Caroline Isabelle Bedard)
Caroline Joyner .... unit publicist
Elana Klein .... production assistant
Lina Poirier .... craft service
Steven Tamas .... production accountant
Nicholas Taylor .... production assistant
Ian Vanderwall .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, sexuality and language
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78 min | 91 min (uncut)
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Canada:14A (Ontario) | Germany:18 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R
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The title of the film is an Irish word for that part of the year that English speakers call Halloween. Samhain, for an English speaker, would approximate in pronunciation to "sow-in". Samhain is the part of the year when the living can contact their dead ancestors.See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Paul:[upon hearing that Gary is a clairvoyant] "So, Gary, what do you see for us: Fortune? Great careers? Marriage, maybe?
Gary:DEATH!
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References Psycho (1960)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Make sure you watch the gory version!, 14 October 2009
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

A bunch of American students and their tutor decide to visit the ugliest part of Ireland in order to study ancient religious practices. Despite being repeatedly warned about the dangers of straying off the beaten path (by the local creepy Irish guy, natch), they do just that, and wind up with their insides on the outside courtesy of a family of inbred cannibals (the descendants of the infamous Sawney Bean clan, who according to the film's silly plot, upped sticks from Scotland and settled on the Emerald Isle).

If you think that porn stars plus low budget horror automatically equals tons of nudity and terrible acting, then think again: Evil Breed is bristling with adult stars, but in fact, there's not nearly as much nudity as one might expect given the 'talent' involved, and the acting, although far from Oscar worthy, ain't all that bad (with the exception of Ginger Lynn Allen, who we know can do marvellous 'French', but whose Irish is lousy).

Evil Breed opens in superb style with the brutal slaughter of a couple of amorous campers: after some brief under-canvas sex, the silicone enhanced hottie is dragged from the tent and torn in half; the guy has his arms and legs cut off and is roasted on a spit. It's a very gory start, and bodes well for the rest of the film.

Unfortunately, after this promising beginning, things start to go seriously downhill: we are introduced to the main characters, an annoying bunch of twenty-somethings just begging to become cannibal chow, and are subjected to a fair amount of time wasting in the form of some terrible false scares, a lot of blarney about murderous druids from local Irish weirdo Gary (Simon Peacock), and worst of all, some sub-Scream, post-modernistic conversation about the conventions of horror films (how clever!).

Then, just as it looks as though the film is never going to get any better, director Christian Viel decides to get serious: a guy gets a knife rammed through his head and there's a gratuitous sex-in-the-shower scene featuring lovely blonde Gillian Leigh (NOT a porn star, but I'm sure there's a career there waiting if she wants it). After that, things improve rapidly as the cannibals kick into top flesh-eating gear, and the film is transformed into a veritable bloodbath: Gary has a machete rammed up his ass (about time!), and is strangled with his intestines; Ginger Lynn kick-boxes a mutant; Jenna Jameson is torn open, eviscerated and has her silicone breast implant gnawed on by confused cannibal; a guy gets decapitated by cheese wire; and Taylor Hayes is seen bloody, bruised and naked with a dead foetus between her legs (apparantly, she's been captured and used as breeding stock).

All of this is so outrageously gory that it makes sitting through the less interesting stuff worthwhile, and earns Evil Breed a final rating of 7/10.

NB. A very troubled production and studio meddling resulted in Christian Viel eventually abandoning the project. Re-shoots were done and the gore was heavily trimmed for a US release. The good news is that although the film doesn't flow as well as it might have, and is cursed with a terrible ending, the UK DVD (the version I watched) seems to have been left relatively intact as far as the splatter is concerned (only 13s were cut from the film in total).

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