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Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2003)

Two American tourists on a romantic camping trip are brutally murdered. A few days later during the ancient festival of Samhain a group of US college students moves into a beautiful cottage surrounded by a lush forest and a majestic lake.


Christian Viel


William R. Mariani (story), Christian Viel (story and screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobbie Phillips ... Karen Douglas
Howard Rosenstein ... Paul
Ginger Lynn ... Pandora (as Ginger Lynn Allen)
Chasey Lain ... Amy
Taylor Hayes Taylor Hayes ... The Breeder
Jenna Jameson ... Jenny
Richard Grieco ... Mark
Brandon Milbradt Brandon Milbradt ... Shae (as Brandi-Ann Milbradt)
Lael Stellick Lael Stellick ... The Shape
Phil Price ... Steve
Neil Napier ... Jim
Heidi Hawkins Heidi Hawkins ... Tara
Gillian Leigh ... Barbara
Simon Peacock Simon Peacock ... Gary
Alex Chisholm Alex Chisholm ... 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...


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »

Alternate Versions

Much of the movie has been re-shot with no input from writer/director/producer Christian Viel. However a bootleg DVD of Christian Viel's rough cut has been circulating on the internet since 2003. This bootleg version has nudity and some very graphic gore that was removed from the final version. See more »


References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Shame on all concerned that nobody noticed how appalling the dialogue really is.
28 October 2005 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Oh dear, oh dear! Can it really be that difficult, one wonders, to make a decent horror/slasher? This has almost everything going for it, including effective direction and special effects, an OK cast where the lack of acting ability is off set by flesh courtesy of imported ladies of porn, BUT where was the script? There may be inane youngsters who talk like this but surely only a few 13 year olds can bear to see a third of a movie where instead of character development we have mobile phone style chat! The pre credit sequence is very good and the ending almost redeems the movie but it's the same old problem, you have a bunch of youngsters out in the woods and they are going to die one by one. If we as the audience, instead of fearing for them are hoping they go quickly the movie is doomed, and so it is doomed despite all the good points and great effort that must have been put in to make it look as good as it does. Shame on all concerned that nobody noticed how appalling the dialogue really is.

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Release Date:

10 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Breed See more »

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