5.6/10
6,077
59 user 78 critic

Isolation (2005)

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

Director:

Billy O'Brien

Writer:

Billy O'Brien
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Scintilla (2014)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An elite team of mercenaries is hired for a covert operation, deep inside a former Soviet state. Arriving at an underground laboratory, their mission is to secure specimens of genetically ... See full summary »

Director: Billy O'Brien
Stars: John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Craig Conway
Blood Glacier (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Scientists working in the Austrian Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that appears to be affecting local wildlife.

Director: Marvin Kren
Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Santos
Cassadaga (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A deaf woman who resurrects the ghost of a murdered young woman is forced by the spirit to a serial killer who turns his female victims into marionette dolls.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Stars: Kelen Coleman, Avis-Marie Barnes, Kevin Alejandro
The Cottage (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison
Wilderness I (2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: M.J. Bassett
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell
Storm Warning (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A yuppie couple lost in a thick brush filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director: Jamie Blanks
Stars: Nadia Farès, Robert Taylor, David Lyons
Rabies (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer, the brother sets out on a race against... See full summary »

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ania Bukstein, Danny Geva
The Tripper (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director: David Arquette
Stars: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas
Love Object (2003)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parigi
Stars: Desmond Harrington, Melissa Sagemiller, Udo Kier
In Fear I (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Driving to a music festival in Ireland, a new couple become lost and are then set upon by a tormentor with an unknown motive.

Director: Jeremy Lovering
Stars: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech
Geoul sokeuro (2003)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

Director: Sung-ho Kim
Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Myung-Min Kim, Hye-na Kim
Altered (2006)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez
Stars: Adam Kaufman, Catherine Mangan, Brad William Henke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Essie Davis ... Orla
Sean Harris ... Jamie
Marcel Iures ... John
Crispin Letts ... Doctor
John Lynch ... Dan
Ruth Negga ... Mary
Stanley Townsend ... Garda Hourigan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

coitus | fart | cow farting | farm | cow | See All (38) »

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Elkülönítve See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

£2,900,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Inside the Barn: Creating Isolation (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Going To Make You Love Me
Performed by Jim Ford
From the album "Jim Ford - Harlan County" Sundown 1002; 1969
(p)(c)2000 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
Under license from Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Experiments gone awry on a desolate farm have deadly results.
23 March 2006 | by stslackSee all my reviews

Billy O'Brien pulls no punches and avoids no arm-in-bum shots in this tension-filled, dark film. The first portion of the movie, the viewer is left in a fog of confusion, constantly trying decipher exactly what's happening on the farm. The high level of confusion felt by the viewer perfectly parallels that of the protagonist--Dan, played adequately by John Lynch. Though exactly what "went wrong" is never truly established, its effects certainly are and lead to a horrible series of events.

Marcel Iures played John, the conductor of said experiments. His performance pushes the film towards its climax. He provides a dark and knowing force in the film albeit a somewhat typical mad scientist mold that he fits into.

O'Brien's greatest achievement is the reality in which he creates his film. His frequent use of a hand-held camera lends it a voyeuristic, documentary type of feel. He also utilizes a number of point of view shots to keep the viewer as close to the unappetizing going-ons as possible. That along with the low-key acting creates a very realistic portrait of farm life. Still, a threat found on a bovine farm can only be so terrifying. And though the idea is refreshingly original, the writing is still average at best. The characters share too many traits and seem to lack interests or goals outside of mere survival.


47 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 59 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed