The Breed (15)

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From the Wes Craven stable comes a nugatory horror movie that crosses The Birds with "Scary Lassie". Five college friends arrive on a remote island for a party weekend, only to find a pack of GM attack dogs roaming the hills ready to tear them apart. The generic tropes look tired - don't go down to the basement, you idiot, there's a slavering hound waiting to attack you - and the scientific experiments that produced the maniac mongrels a lazy contrivance. There's not much distinction about the cast either, who look way too old to be students; once past these failings, you might just kick back and enjoy its barking madness.