Breeders (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tim Kincaid
Produced by Cynthia De Paula
Written by Tim Kincaid
Starring Teresa Farley
Lance Lewman
Frances Raines
Natalie O'Connell
Amy Brentano
Music by Don Great
Tom Milano
Cinematography Arthur D. Marks
Edited by Barry Zetlin
Distributed by Empire Pictures
Release date
May 1986
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Breeders is a 1986 horror-science fiction film directed by Tim Kincaid, and stars Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, and Frances Raines. A remake was released in 1997.[1]


When five Manhattan women, all virgins, are accosted under mysterious circumstances, the police think they have got a twisted serial rapist on their hands. But as NYPD Detective Dale Androtti (Lance Lewman) and Dr. Gamble Pace (Teresa Farley) soon discover, the reality is much worse. Tracing the source of the attacks underground, they find an unstoppable alien presence that has infested an abandoned subway system and begun to reproduce itself by impregnating human women.


  • Teresa Yvon Farley as Dr. Gamble Pace
  • Lance Lewman as Detective Dale Andriotti
  • Frances Raines as Karinsa Marshall
  • Natalie O'Connell as Donna
  • Amy Brentano as Gail
  • LeeAnne Baker as Kathleen
  • Matt Mitler as Ted


The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Empire Pictures in May 1986.[citation needed] It was subsequently released on VHS by Wizard Video.

The film was officially released on DVD by MGM in 2001.[2]


Critical reception for the film has been negative. TV Guide panned the film, criticizing the film's acting, dialogue, and effects.[3] Valeriy Kolyadych from PopMatters gave the film 2/10 stars, calling it "unashamedly exploitative", and criticized the film's acting, dialogue, finale.[4]


  1. ^ "Breeders- Trailer- Cast- Showtimes- New York". New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Breeders (1986) - Tim Kincaid". Allmovie. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Breeders Review". TV Guide. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Kolyadych, Valeriy. "'Breeders' Isn't Bad Enough to Be Good - PopMatters". Valeriy Kolyadych. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 

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