DEATH BREED (2021) Review of horror anthology with a host of genre stars



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Death Breed is a 2021 American horror anthology film comprised of three vignettes: ‘Wolfsbayne’, ‘Shudder’ and ‘Old Habits Die Hard’.

Directed by Ben Dixon (Old Habits Die Hard; Shudder; Aconite; Skarecrow) from a screenplay co-written with producer Vaton Hadley.

The movie features a host of horror genre regulars and icons such as Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Gunnar Hansen, Lloyd Kaufman, Reggie Bannister, Edwin Neal, Tiffany Shepis, Kane Hodder and Jim O’Rear.


” …this is just cool horror entertainment, with suspense, violence, gore, but also hints of macabre humour in all the right places to keep one entertained, rolled into a trio of solid genre stories, neither of which might re-invent the wheel but all of them are good at what they’re doing – and they’re all lined with cool casts including many horror faves.” Search My Trash

Press blurb:

“Three ghoulish tales of horror and suspense. Death Breed, an anthology film in the tradition of Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt, brings these shocking stories to life with a number of legendary horror greats.

‘Wolfsbayne’ is a story of two detectives who find themselves in a series of murders that tie them into the gypsy and werewolf underworld. Featuring cameos by Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Gunnar Hansen, Lloyd Kaufman, and Reggie Bannister.

‘Shudder’ is a haunting tale of a family cursed by the sins of their forefathers. A maddening spiral of evil that envelopes a family and ultimately, a young girl. Starring Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, Tricia Cast, and Tiffany Shepis.

‘Old Habits Die Hard’ balances horror and dark humour on the edge of a knife. A wholesome clan of cannibals, the Hollis family, runs the town’s only funeral home where people are just dying to get in. Starring Kane Hodder, Jim O’Rear, Stacey Dixon, and Tricia Cast.”


Release date:

In the USA, Bayview Entertainment released Death Breed on DVD and On-Demand on December 14th 2021.


Death Breed is an opportunistic compilation of the highlights from three of director Ben Dixon’s previous feature films: Old Habits Die Hard (2009); Shudder (2007) and Aconite (2005).


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