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[[caption-width-right:350:You'll learn to fear a cow.]]

'''Isolation''' is a 2005 Irish horror film directed and written by Billy O'Brien and produced by Film Four and Lions Gate Film Studios. The film was released direct to DVD on 26 June 2007.

The story revolves around a failing dairy farm run by farmer Dan Reilly, who has allowed a government firm to conduct genetic experiments on his cattle. Meanwhile, Jaime and Mary, a pair of young runaways, end up hiding away on his farm, and Dan insists they leave by morning.

That night, however, one of Dan's cows gives birth, with Jaime's aid, to a calf. A calf with ''fangs''. And upon terminating and dissecting the malformed newborn, it's soon discovered the calf itself was pregnant with even more mutated [[ChestBurster chest bursters]]...

!!This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: Attack of the killer mutant parasitic dairy cow!
* BodyHorror: The mutant cow is barely even recognizable as a cow at all, save for its head resembling a deformed calf skull. Most of its body is a jumbled exoskeletal mess and it appears to walk on its ''external ribs'' like some kind of bovine centipede.
* ChestBurster: How the mutant cow spawn reproduces, by infecting other cattle and producing parasitic larval offspring that burst out of the cows.
* ExplosiveBreeder: The creature is an unwanted by-product of an experiment to produce more fertile cattle: one that worked a little to well as the calves themselves were born already pregnant with the mutant cow spawn.
* MamaBear: The mother cow is visibly distressed when Dan decides to euthanize her malformed calf, forcing Orla, tge veterinarian, to euthanize her as well for their safety.
* NothingIsScarier: The cow spawn is never shown in full, and with its confusing anatomy, it's difficult to discern what it even looks like save for some behind-the-scenes photos of the adult cow spawn puppet.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: The mutant cow spawn have their skeletons growing on the outside of their bodies.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: The cow spawn are inexplicably amphibious.
* XenomorphXerox: With chest-bursting parasitic offspring, a tendency to hide in narrow spaces, and an exoskeletal appearance, the cow spawn certainly fit the bill.

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