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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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Jake West

Writer:

Dan Schaffer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Dyer ... Neil
Noel Clarke ... Mikey
Emil Marwa ... Graham
Lee Ingleby ... Matt
Keith-Lee Castle ... Patrick
Christina Cole ... Candy
Terry Stone ... Sergeant Gavin Wright
Neil Maskell ... Banksy
Emily Booth ... The Snipper
Stephen Graham ... Vince
Victoria Hopkins ... The Bride
Deborah Hyde Deborah Hyde ... The Barmaid
Nicola Jane Reading Nicola Jane Reading ... The Witch / Zombird Army - Nightgown
Joelle Simpson Joelle Simpson ... The Dentist / Zimmer Granny / Hooded Woman
Deborah Perry 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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The battle of the sexes just got bloody.......... See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Koerakuut See more »

Filming Locations:

West Sussex, England, UK

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£56,484 (United Kingdom), 14 June 2009, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The cast and crew were plagued by wasps throughout the shooting of this film. See more »

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When Matt is attacked by the scissors lady outside the house he is fighting her and the camera changes and the lady is not there and Matt is just pointing at the other women. Then the camera changes back and Matt is still fighting the scissors lady. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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She Is The New Thing
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Shaun of the Dead for Nuts readers.
9 December 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After travelling to a remote village for a weekend of drunken debauchery and male bonding, a group of friends come under attack from the women of the village, who have turned into bloodthirsty cannibals as the result of a top-secret biological warfare experiment carried out by the army.

Those looking for a stylish slice of quirky Brit comedy/horror in the vein of Shaun of the Dead, be warned: Jake West's Doghouse is aimed squarely at the lad-mag reading, post-footy, post-pub, post-curry crowd, and as such, the level of sophistication is not exactly high. Don't expect clever word-play, irony, post-modernism, surrealism, or satire; do expect tit jokes, loads of swearing, mindless violence, and puerile gags about shagging zombies, all of which could have been tons of fun, if only the film's characters hadn't been such an unlikable bunch of 'blokes' (fully deserving of everything they get), and director Jake West hadn't forgotten to develop his plot beyond a repetitive string of silly chase scenes and gory battles.

Although Doghouse is far from the worst British film in recent years to attempt combining laughs with scares (that honour goes to the abysmal Lesbian Vampire Killers, closely followed by The Cottage), I really was expecting a lot more from the director of zany splatterfest Evil Aliens, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The basic premise—a blood-drenched battle of the sexes—is an interesting variation on the standard zombie plot, the design and execution of the female creatures is impressive (each has its own distinctive look and personality), and the gore is well executed; but with the comedy being so moronic, the narrative rapidly going nowhere, and not one sympathetic person to root for, Doghouse is definitely something of a disappointment.


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