On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.




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The broken farmer Dan rents his farm for the scientist John from the Bovine Genetics Technology that is researching genetic modifications of cattle to increase its fertilization. The veterinarian Orla is bitten by the calf while helping the cow to deliver, and she feels that something went wrong with the experiment. During the night, the cow has a narrow passage for the calf, and Dan asks the young couple Jamie and Mary that is parked in a trailer in front of his farm's entrance to help him in the delivery. When the offspring is born, it bites Dan; Orla arrives later and realizes that it is a genetic anomaly and she sacrifices the calf. During the autopsy of the animal, she discovers that the fetus is pregnant and she destroys the freak hybrids. However, one of them escapes and attacks a cow first and Jamie later. When John arrives in the farm, he discovers that there is the danger of infection of human beings and decides to quarantine the spot. But one offspring is alive and need to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A horror film set on a lonely farm in rural Ireland

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Elkülönítve  »

Box Office


£2,900,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Slimy Irish creature feature good times.
25 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I got quite a kick out of Isolation, one of the few Irish horror pictures out there. Its certainly better than the fun but pretty much plot less Dead Meat, though it falls short of being really good. The film involves experiments on cows that go horribly wrong and result in a small group of people being trapped on a farm with a grisly menace. The location is suitably grim, truly isolated, cold and dirty. The cast all perform well with mostly sympathetically drawn characters sparking off each other nicely. The direction brings out a real sense of hopelessness and creepy mounting claustrophobic horror. The film is unfortunately quite predictable and never really shocks, although there is the odd bit of gore. There is more grossness than actual violence, with the creature attacks not too interesting, though the creatures themselves are ace, very slimy and monstrous and made by Bob Keen, of Hellraiser fame. In conclusion, this is pretty cool stuff, very watchable with quite a lot to like, though it seemed a bit too conventional and low key ultimately. Recommended to creature feature and general low budget horror lovers, who will likely get some kind of a kick from this.

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