When the bad boy John inherits an isolated house in an island, he invites his brother and student of veterinary Matt and his girlfriend Nikki together with their common friends Sara and Noah to fly with him in his hydroplane and spend a couple of days having good time in the place. Later Sara is attacked by a dog and they recall that in the other side of the island there was a facility for training dogs that had been shutdown to avoid a rabies outbreak. While walking through the woods, they find a man called Luke, who sailed with his girlfriend Jenny to the island, covered of blood and Luke is killed by a pack of hounds. The group runs to the house and the animals put the place under siege, and they try to find a means of escape. When the survivors reach the compound, they disclose that the dogs have been genetically redesigned to become a breed of killers. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The actors had 3-4 days of dog training with the dogs used in the movie. See more »
When John and Matt descend from the attic, John pushes open a door to his right as if to surprise anybody within the room. This would make sense if the opponents were humans. But dogs can scent living creatures, so they probably wouldn't be surprised. If there were raging dogs within the room, it would be advisable to carefully open the door ajar and be prepared to quickly close it again. See more »
[in the lab, before blowing up several dogs]
Give Cujo my best.
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A group of 20-Something friends (Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, Eric Lively and Hill Harper) decided to rest to a deserted island for the weekend but little what they know... they found themselves attacked by flesh eating dogs. Now the group have to find ways to get out of the island before they get killed.
Directed by Nick Mastandrea made an entertaining horror film with a few good jolts and good performances from his cast. Mastandrea is best known as the first assistant director to filmmakers like Wes Craven, James Mangold and George A. Romero. Director Mastandrea certainly knows how to create some genuine suspense and he keeps the viewers to the edge of their seat.
DVD has an good anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an fine Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD includes an fascinating behind the scenes featurette with the dogs in the features and previews. It's interesting that this movie wasn't release in theaters. There's worst movies than this one. True, the script needs works... especially at the end. But it's an pleasant-enough thriller to keep you entertained. Wes Craven is one of the executive producers. (*** 1/2 out of *****).
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