Today I would like to turn your attention to another movie that was based on the Alexander Pearce story. It was actually released before Van Diemen’s Land. I say that it was based on the Alexander Pearce story, but it would be much more appropriate to say that it is loosely based on the Alexander Pearce story.
Movie in question is called Dying Breed and it is a full on horror movie. The reason why I said that Dying Breed is loosely based on the Alexander Pearce story is because it talks about the modern decedents of Pearce which have been living the entire time as cannibals in the Tasmanian wilderness.
Movie is extremely historically inaccurate as there is no evidence that any of the descendants of Pearce existed, let alone survived to this day as cannibals. It’s fiction, but very fun fiction which is worth taking a look at if you are fan of Van Diemen’s Land. There are many horror movie cliches, but all in all it’s a solid movie that will entertain you for a little while. It’s also an Australian movie, so another reason why to watch it.