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The Cow Spawn are the main antagonists of the 2005 American horror film Isolation.

Genetic experiments on cows in an Irish farm to decrease gestation times result in the birth of a mutant calf that, upon being autopsied, is discovered to already be pregnant with six skeletal creatures, one of which survives and grows to full size.

Appearance

The Cow Spawn are large multi-limbed creatures resembling centipedes mixed with flexible spinal cords/ribcages. They are covered in red fleshy skin and have numerous spines on their sides.

Powers and Abilities

The Cow Spawn possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Sharp spines
  • Wall climbing
  • Amphibious locomotion
  • Impregnation of other cows

Fate

The last living creature is killed after it is caught in and killed by heavy farming equipment.

Trivia

  • The film was heavily inspired by the 1979 film Alien.

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