Sunday, June 17, 2007

Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2005)

Fear 1/5
Gore 4/5
Creepiness 1/5
Entertainment 3/5
Nightmares 0/5
T&A 3/5
Pornstars w/ Fake Irish Accents 5/5

So the story goes that Cristian Viel's film Samhain, completed in 2003, has been so butchered and mangled by Lionsgate, bowing to the whims of the MPAA, that he insisted it be retitled and has disowned any association with the finished product. So I'd be interested to see the "director's cut". but only a little interested.

Regardless, this is still a fun little splatter film about a group of loud and brash American college kids who take a trip out to Ireland (which looks a hell of lot like British Columbia, but hey, who's gonna notice the lush forests and mountains?) for...some educational reason. There they run across a couple of deformed cannibals who begin picking them off one by one.

The acting is atrocious which should be no surprise given that Jenna Jameson is given top billing (despite being in the film for about 2 minutes) and sleazy (and possibly slightly retarded) Richard Grieco is the big cameo. In fact, the film stars 4 porn actresses, including Taylor Hayes (star of "Asshunt" and Giant Links") and 80's porn legend Ginger Lynn who speaks in the worst Irish accent ever captured on film. Obviously boobies abound in this so if you're 16 years old, you'll have a blast (no pun intended - eeeewwwwwww).

Despite being cut and edited to death, the movie is still really gory in an over the top and campy way and doesn't skimp on the violence. There are guts galore, lots of splashing blood and even the nasty removal of Ms. Jameson's breast implants - along with a gruesome dead baby. Yeah, it was actually really gory now that I think back. Lastly, there is a great monster towards the end that looks like a floppy rubber hybrid between The Toxic Avenger and Sloth.

Good movie? No. Good horror film? Well, sure. I watched the whole thing, let's say that. A fun time? Totally.

1 comment:

Qelqoth said...

Ginger Lynn, Jenna Jameson and Taylor Hayes...all with crap irish accents?

Can't fault that. That should be a movie by itself.