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Isolation (2006)




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A farmer hoping for new and better livestock is thrown into a battle with man-made monsters in this independent shocker. Jamie (Sean Harris) and Mary (Ruth Negga) are a pair of cash-strapped travelers who find themselves stranded on the property of Dan Reilly (John Lynch), who runs a cow farm in rural Ireland. Dan inherited the farm from his family and is struggling to keep it afloat, but he seems to be losing the battle, and to bring in some extra money he has agreed to allow a scientist to perform genetic experiments on one of the last cows in his herd. While the idea was to create cattle that will grow faster and be ready for market much faster, Dan senses that something is wrong when the pregnant cow tries to bite him, and has a remarkably difficult time giving birth. Jamie and Mary are drafted into helping Dan and his vet deliver the calf, which comes from the womb already pregnant. The genetically altered calf turns out to be carrying an alien life form with an insatiable appetite that includes a taste for human flesh, and before long the farm is a bloodbath as Dan, his visitors, and the scientists are waging a losing battle against the new and aggressive creatures. Isolation was the first feature film from writer and director Billy O'Brien.more
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
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Written By: Billy O'Brien
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On DVD: Jun 26, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Isolation

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Novice writer-director Billy O'Brien brings a seriousness of purpose and a modicum of showmanship to the task of serving generic B-movie cheese in Isolation

Full Review… | October 20, 2005
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Full Review… | September 24, 2005
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Working from a rather inauspicious premise ... writer-director Billy O'Brien conjures a remarkable genre achievement: a somber, sad, and absolutely convincing film that is also genuinely terrifying.

Full Review… | July 11, 2008

Isolation is a claustrophobic, increasingly icky chiller that is just as horrifying for its underlying ideas as for the more visceral shocks that it presents on screen.

Full Review… | June 13, 2007

Taking itself far too seriously and nearly devoid of suspense, Isolation gets kudos for a nice try... but I can't recommend it.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006

Fans of good old-fashioned creature features should be very pleased...

Full Review… | August 5, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Isolation

A bloody confluence of Alien and Old McDonald Had A Farm.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A decent Irish chiller clearly inspired by "Its Alive" and "Alien". I enjoyed the earlier stages more. Isolation here lives up to its name -- the dilapidated and perpetually dark cattle farm, the cows in gruesome distress, and messy bloody trauma scenes. Alas, for all that good atmosphere it migrates to the same old critter hunt -- even doing a version of "Aliens" air ducts scene, and then leaving us hanging with an ambiguous ending. yeesh..

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


A very low budget horror set in Ireland on a farm. Very much like the Thing but on a much smaller scale. Great for a low budget indie film. Slow to start but the second half of the film is quite creepy.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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