Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dying Breed (2008)

   A group of four travels to Tasmania, Australia to prove the existence of,the thought to be extinct, Tasmanian Tiger.Nina (Mirrah Foulkes) is determined to finish the work her sister started years ago before her mysterious death in the Tasmanian wilderness.Nina and boyfriend Matt (Leigh Whannell) along with couple Jack and Rebecca find themselves surrounded by descendents of local legend "The Pieman" an escaped convict executed for cannibalism in the 1820's.
   The action kicks in a couple of nights into their trip when Rebecca (Melanie Vallejo), separated from the rest of the group, becomes an hors d'oeuvre for one of the local freaks. Jack (Nathan Phillips) finds his girlfriend's half eaten body hanging at a shack in the woods and is spared a similar death to Rebecca when he steps in a bear trap and then falls headfirst into another one (I'm not sure which is a worse way to go!). Nina finds out that the creepy little girl who bit Matt a couple of days earlier on a ferry ride is her niece (As you can guess, she wasn't a willing participant.There aren't exactly any cannibal hotties in the vicinity.). The locals plan to keep Nina for breeding purposes (Eeeeewwww,you should see the selection around there!)  and Matt is to become another item on the menu.
   Dying Breed was very well written and acted.Though I've seen similar stories before it was still very entertaining.My morbid cannibalism fix was fully satisfied.Is it just me, or are cannibals even more disturbing than zombies?At least zombies are dead, but cannibals make a conscience choice to devour people.Dying Breed's flesh eaters weren't your usual run of the mill, butcher a body and cook it type either,they were the viscious, tear into you, and eat you alive variety and I loved it!There were several nicely done gory scenes and a couple of scenes that managed to keep me slightly on edge.Netflix rated Dying Breed 3 out of 5 stars but I'll give it 3.5.

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