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Critic Reviews for Isolation
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
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.
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.
Taking itself far too seriously and nearly devoid of suspense, Isolation gets kudos for a nice try... but I can't recommend it.
Fans of good old-fashioned creature features should be very pleased...
Audience Reviews for Isolation
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..
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.
Good old-fashioned monster film from Ireland (with nods to Alien and The Thing) about man's continued meddeling with mother nature--this time cows and wind up with a genetic mutation that looks like something out of the imaginaton of HP Lovecraft as it has no discernable shape or symmetry. No CG, decent amounts of gory stuff, competent cast and a brief running time make it a welcome addition to the monster mayhem genre.
|Orla:||It's a fetus, Dan. The calf is pregnant. Fuck! This is unbelievable. They're completely malformed. The bone structure's gone haywire. The skeleton's on the outside.|
|Orla:||(on the phone) John, we have to shut it all down. It's gone wrong.|
|Orla:||[on the phone] John, we have to shut it all down. It's gone wrong.|
|John:||That's impossible. My cells,it's corrupting them. The creature can infect humans. It's the bite. we have to stop it getting off the farm.|
|John:||This rate of cellular growth is off the scale. There are human cells mixed up with it. Orla's cells.|