Breed is a terrifying tale of gothic body horror, a fairy tale seen through the lens of David Cronenberg. Alex and Leslie are beautiful and wealthy, and live in a historic New York townhouse, but more than anything they desire a child. They’ve spent a fortune on infertility treatments, and Leslie grows despondent as every effort fails. In a final act of desperation, they travel to Slovenia and undergo experimental gene therapy. The treatment turns them into animals in heat, but once the animal is unleashed, there’s no going back. Leslie gives birth to twins, who we meet ten years later, trapped inside their dilapidated home. Every night, the twins are locked in their rooms, terrified by the bestial sounds coming from downstairs. Flesh gives way to fur, reason starts to slumber, and when mommy says, “I’ll eat you up,” you better believe her. Nightmare of the Year Award.