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Dogman (2012)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 6 November 2012 (USA)
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Hanklin Purvis enjoys the outdoors, and he loves to hunt. He and his wife, Dorothy, live on a farm in the rural mid-west. For some reason, during the season before autumn, things start ... See full summary »

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Hanklin Purvis enjoys the outdoors, and he loves to hunt. He and his wife, Dorothy, live on a farm in the rural mid-west. For some reason, during the season before autumn, things start happening. The first victims are family pets, then wild animals. But it's not until people are injured that the police get involved. The attacker is not human, that's for sure and it needs to be stopped. Then they discover that the wounds have a deadly bacteria and the clock is ticking for those infected. Enter Hanklin's neighbor, Francis Wellman, a Native American who believes she has discovered an ancient antidote. And will they ever find the perpetrator of these horrifying attacks? They do. Written by Rich Brauer

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When Hank is getting ready to shoot his bow, he has a single paper target lying flat on the picnic table. When he starts to walk out to the hay bale, he now has two targets in his hand and they are rolled up instead of flat. See more »

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Dorothy Purvis: [referring to her cast] God, this thing is driving me crazy!
Hanklin Purvis: [mutters] Me too.
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Followed by Dogman 2: The Wrath of the Litter (2014) See more »

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My Review Of "Dogman" 2012
21 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

2012's "Dogman" is a low budget story around the legend of Michigan's Dogman. The film is directed by Richard Brauer, who does a really good job of navigating the issues of budget when telling this creature- feature. The film isn't so much about the actual legend per se, but more about a couple's farm and small community's deadly ordeal with the creature. Great horror story premise, with hit and miss execution-budget constraints withstanding.

The story of "Dogman" uses the legend of the creature to create an ominous set-up, with a couple struggling between, what they believe to be the acts of delinquent relatives causing property damage, or some other force terrorizing them. It soon becomes clear just what the situation is, and Brauer uses some classic tricks to tease the creature on camera. Some moments work and others show up on screen as uber-cheap. Budget- I know. The cast, for the most part, give pretty decent performances. Oddly enough the most seasoned among them-Larry Joe Campbell-gives the least convincing performance. The story arc never really falls apart, leaving most of the flubs to technical issues with special effects shots, and inability to create necessary thrills when needed.

The special effects are super low budget, when used, give poor quality and weak performance. Brauer does show prowess in his ability to create some suspenseful moments by leaving a lot of the creature off camera for the most part. Similar to how the werewolf creature in "Silver Bullet" is used. For the most part the actual effectiveness of the film's horror element comes from melodrama, creepy soundtracks, and the legend of the Dogman. There are better wolf-creature films out there that bring the beast clearly into the terror-zone but "Dogman" does give good story. It hits just below the 50/50 point with me personally.


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