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Doghouse (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 June 2009 (UK)
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A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

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... Neil
... Mikey
... Graham
... Matt
... Patrick
... Candy
... Sergeant Gavin Wright
... Banksy
... The Snipper
... Vince
... The Bride
Deborah Hyde ... The Barmaid
Nicola Jane Reading ... The Witch / Zombird Army - Nightgown
Joelle Simpson ... The Dentist / Zimmer Granny / Hooded Woman
Deborah Perry ... Lolly
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Vince is handling his divorce badly. He's depressed. Gone to pieces. But his mates aren't giving up on him. Struggling with their own women troubles, they drag him off for an ultimate lads drinking weekend in the country. Arriving in the village of Moodley where the women outnumber the men 3:1, the boys find themselves holidaying in a village overrun by psychotic, homicidal Zombirds with a thirst for male flesh. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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£56,484 (United Kingdom), 14 June 2009, Limited Release
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Screenwriter 'Dan Schaffer (I)' (up) came up with the idea for the story after his girlfriend got sick. See more »

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When Matt gives Vince his "backup" water-gun, its tank is full. Vince holds it up to see that it is almost empty. In the next shot it is full again. See more »

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Bex: Well you can celebrate your own divorce with him!
[tries to pull her wedding ring off, but it won't budge]
Mikey: Yeah, I thought you'd react like that, so I glued your ring on while you were asleep!
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Female of the Species
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Very predictable, but not bad
26 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

DOGHOUSE is a British stab at the comedy horror genre, featuring a group of guys who go off on holiday to a remote woodland locale and find themselves at the mercy of some zombie-type creatures. It's a film that's more than happy to reveal its inspirations, which here seem to be the likes of horror classics such as THE EVIL DEAD as well as more recent fare like SEVERANCE, which also starred Danny Dyer.

As such, the story is entirely predictable and almost everything that happens has been done before, and probably better. Despite that, it's quite a watchable film, filled to the brim with lots of humour - a lot of it sexist, it has to be said - and gore effects which keep it bubbling along. It's surprisingly entertaining given the pedigree of director Jake West, who has made some real tosh over the years (I'm thinking of EVIL ALIENS in particular).

The cast is littered with familiar faces and more than a few decent actors (Stephen Graham, Noel Clarke) and Dyer plays one of those laid-back, likable lead characters that he always seems to adopt. The special effects and various action scenes are all well-handled, although it has to be said that the actresses playing the various Zombirds are all terribly, embarrassingly over the top (particularly Emily Booth). Still, this is unashamedly adult in tone, which is a plus, and it's a masterpiece in comparison to the execrable LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS!


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