Dying Breed is an Australian horror film, which was directed by Jody Dwyer and stars Leigh Whannell and Nathan Phillips.
A group of hikers looking for a Tasmanian Tiger encounter a family of cannibals descended from Alexander Pearce who are out to find fresh breeding stock to eat.
While the number of reviews for the film is slim, the majority for Dying Breed have been positive. Dreadcentral.com gave the film 4/5 stars, while Urbancinefile.com.au also gave it a positive review. Critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, however, gave the film negative reviews. On their show At the Movies, they rated Dying Breed at 2/5 stars and 1.5/5 stars respectively. Stratton said "It tries hard to be horrific and gruesome, even introducing a bit of fashionable torture near the end, but only the most credulous will find it genuinely scary."
In its first weekend in Australia it was ranked #11 making A$220,878 at 113 cinemas with an average of $1,995. The film did poorly in the Australian box office, and made $525,384.
In Australia, one of the posters was banned, due to the "gruesome" picture, however the poster will be allowed to be seen in Cinema Foyers, and online.
Dying Breed premiered on 26