DVD and Blu Ray Release
12th October 2009
89 minutes approx
Doghouse Audio Commentary
4 TV Spots
Keith Lee Castle
Sgt Gavin Wrighy -
Written by -
Directed by -
When one of their number starts to go through a divorce, a group of blokes rally round and take him to the one village in the country where the number of women outweighs that of men by four to one. Unfortunately, that ratio has gone up since the women have turned into ravening zombies that only eat male flesh and all the men have been eaten. With their only source of transport containing a female driver turned zombie, they are trapped and will have to call on all their blokey skills to get out alive.
DOGHOUSE is aimed squarely at the lads' mag readers of the UK. If you were to take the contents out and write them down in magazine form you would have an issue of NUTs or ZOO. It covers bloody injuries, football, gadgets, golf and bemoaning the fact that women change their men into caring souls who do everything by the rules and then dump them for being boring. The one thing that is missing is the attractice, semi-clad women. There is no LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS eroticism going on here. Deep it isn't.
Boring it isn't either, coming in at less than ninety minutes and packing that with a lot of running around and occasional splatter. This isn't a full on horror film and the gore isn't overly graphic, though there are axe to leg and finger chopping off moments to be going on with. Much of it is more for comic book effect than full on yuk factor. The vast majority of the damage is done to the zombies and most of it is more impact damage than slice and dice.
It would be easy to label DOGHOUSE as misogynistic, but since the blokes are all pretty reprehensible and the one really likeable character (before she turns into a ravening killer) is the female driver that would be just was easily argued against. It's not really clever enough for that and considering the likely audience that's not going to matter anyway.
This is a real six-pack and bunch of mates movie that won't strain the brain, has a few laughs, some toe-curlingly grotesque bits (finger food) and doesn't outstay its welcome.Top
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