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4.0 out of 5 stars Hell hath no fury and all that...
Danny Dyer and some mates go on a lads weekend and end up in a village where all the women have got infected with some sort of crazy zombie plague. A slightly different take on the zombie genre adding in this battle of the sexes twist, but not enough to make it really stand out as ground breaking. It is however a good laugh with plenty of comedy gore. Not life changing by...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Boy's night in
Some reviews of this film in the press have described it as mysogynistic, presumably because the bad 'guys' are all women but I have to disagree with this view. Yes the homicidal zombies are all women but that's the story line and if they weren't then it would be just another zombie black comedy. The same reviewers described it as an excuse to show violence against...
Published on 29 Oct 2009 by PJ Rankine


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5.0 out of 5 stars Just plain good, 1 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This is just plain good fun from start to finish. For a cheapo production it achieves more fun per minute than a Hollywood blockbuster. Make sure you watch the extras as they are as funny as the film. Danny Dyer turns foul language into an art form.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A horrifically fun lampooning of the battle of the sexes, 10 Jun 2010
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Mr. R. Mcelwaine "Bobislost" (Clydebank, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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I'll state right from the word go what is glaringly obvious in that "Doghouse", the latest film from British horror movie director Jake West won't win any awards for being original or innovative. More to the point he may not curry favour with the feminist brigade as it might definitely be safe to say that when it is all said and done that It undoubtedly would be accused as being misogynistic. After all a movie where six male friends organise a lads night out in a remote English village to help a fellow pal and now divorcée get over their marriage ending, only to find them selves savagely set upon by the female population which have some genetically mutated in to man eating cannibals. You know It's hardly going to be a film that promotes better harmony and understanding between the two sexes. Coupled with the fact that one of the main protagonists played by ever rough and ready Danny Dyer as a cocky, bear swilling sexist misogynist who fancies himself as something of a ladies man. It doesn't take a genius to realise that West may be treading on thin ice were it not for the fact for all It's arguably contentious material it's a pretty infectious, tongue in cheek horror comedy that makes no bones about where It's intention lie.

Rather than demonise woman it serves to lampoon the ultimately futile, inanity of the war of the sexes. Neither the men nor the woman depicted in the movie are necessarily depicted in an entirely favourable light and while the majority of the woman seen have unwittingly been transformed in to flesh eating monstrosities they in fairness can't be faulted for their imposed blood lust. Ultimately and without giving too much away the blame for the virus that has genetically altered them is revealed to be partially if not entirely placed on feminine shoulders. While the six friends who organised the getaway trip's spouses/girlfriends with the exception of one who is gay(who's partner may as well be a woman) in their brief appearances are seen to be nothing more than moaning, winging harpes. Misogynistic you might think but can also can be indicative of their poor judgement and possible idiocy when they thought they had chosen their ideal respective mates.

But for all of this and the misfortune that befalls our heroes (or all be it anti-heroes if depending on how you want to look at it) at the hands or should I say claws of the genetically augmented females. And with male protagonists who also consist of a stereotypically obsessive comic book geek as well as Dyers Misogynist they're the hedonistic labels that are commonly placed on men rather than women. Although it's to screenwriter Dan Schaffer's credit (as well as the actors) that for all of the faults of the majority of the characters you find yourself genuinely caring about what happens to them.

Out of the cast only three are relatively well known with Stephen Graham, of course Danny Dyer and Noel Clarke (most renowned for playing Mickey Smith in BBC's "Doctor Who") while the rest of the male pack along with the rest of the ensemble are ultimately rather obscure names. Dyer's Neil is hardly a large step for Dyer as an actor who seems to have carved out a niche for playing cockney wide boys and reminiscent of his previous role as Steve in Brit Horror flick "Severance" finally never the less effortlessly manages to tickle your funny bone so much so that you can't help but falling in love with the sexist imbecile. Graham a wonderful Liverpudlian actor most recognised perhaps for his roles in "Snatch" and the BBC's gritty domestic drama "The Street" plays the recently divorced Vince and is arguably the outright leader of the group who brings the necessary down to earth level headed charm who inwardly convinces the audience that he's something of a ticking time bomb of emotions. While Noel Clarke while decent as Mikey seems to be playing a character not too far from his (similarly named) Mickey Smith personae in a certain British science fiction show. The rest of the cast offer solid support with little known Terry Stone cropping up as the obligatory Sgt. Gavin Wright who's ultimately a hackneyed walking talking plot device utilised to push forward the story's unoriginal but fun plot. With former "Emmerdale" star and pin up Adele Silva appearing very briefly as well as former "Classic Doctor Who" actress Mary Tamm as a local politician.

Comparisons of course are going to be lay-ed at the film's door with the more polished "Shaun of the Dead" and invites immediate comparisons although unlike the misfire that was 2008's flat offering "The Cottage" which served to send up the slasher movie genre. "Doghouse" get's by on it's charm along with it's kinetic pace and knowing well placed intelligent digs at both sexes. Flawed though it undoubtedly is and perhaps maybe even rough around the edges and not quite as sublime and clever as it would like to think it is, Schaffer's script is still witty and knowing enough so that the film is never the less enjoyable and aided by the overall solidness and enthusiastic performances. Wallowing in the whole comedic clichéd nonsense of it all. Although the film's final act does appear to begin to arguably get too heavy handed and begins to grate while the ultimate denouement is a tad weird, perhaps because Schaffer was left stuck with how to wrap it up and I'm guessing due to budgetary restrictions that West was forced to deal with it still makes for a slightly more polished and entertaining film than I might have envisioned. What other film could have latex bond-aged mutant females as well as the disgustingly over weight of flesh eaters which could be accused of degrading woman and manage to get away with it?
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, funny and very enjoyable!., 12 Aug 2010
This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This was quite an enjoyable film, much funnier and faster-paced than I expected, and with a sharper brand of humour - at least far more than I'd imagined when my friend described it to me as "a Danny Dyer film about zombie cannibal women". The film was directed by Jake West who also made the horror comedy gore film "Evil Aliens" and in my opinion this was a much better film, it was quite stylish and comic-book-like and undeniably as daft as hell but with a somewhat more mature sense of humour about it's daftness. Dyer, Clarke and Graham are fine (and amusing) as the drunken lads who get their comeuppance as flesh eating (or men eating) female zombies hit the streets. The film was about a group of London buddies who are fed up with their partners, they set off on a man-only trip to the country to the remote village of Moodey, where the women vastly outnumber the men, and their plan involves getting really drunk and hitting on as many women. Thanks to a secret project, all the local women have been turned into ravenous, cannibalistic monsters in old-school EVIL DEAD-type demon make-up with the potential to mutate into more elaborate monsters. You can really sense the scriptwriters taking the mickey out of these guys as they struggle for survival against the deadly women. The gore and make-up effects are also great, although the film is never 'scary' there are some pulse-raising moments in amongst all the slapstick. It just rattles along from one gory gag to the next, without really stopping long enough for anyone to dwell on how ridiculous it all is, and I even laughed out loud quite a few times. My favorite scene is when one of the lads Patrick hits the female zombies with some of his golf balls which was quite hilarious and also reminiscent of Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead 2, and another hilarious scene with remote controlled women, some horror fans will also spot some of the tribute scenes to the horror genre. I doubt it'll end up a classic, but it was a fun way to spend 90 minutes, and definitely holds together a lot better than other similar-sounding films released recently like Lesbian Vampire Killers. Doghouse was a wildly over-the-top and light-hearted piece of entertainment with copious amounts of fake blood and intestines as well as vulgar and funny as hell jokes and clichéd "battle-of-the- sexes" humor. If you liked other British comedy/horror films like Severence or Shaun of The Dead then you'll definitely enjoy this brilliant film, just make sure you don't watch this with your wife or girlfriend or mistress etc. ;-).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Who Let the Sexists Out?, 17 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Any British zombie comedy is going to have to realise pretty early on in their production schedule that `Shaun of the Dead' will loom over them like a giant undead rom-zom-com. On the surface `Doghouse' appears to be a pretty straightforward `Shaun' rip off - a bunch of slacker blokes get attacked by zombies in a quaint English way. However, whilst `Shaun' went for the intelligent approach, `Doghouse' is far more laddie and akin to the soon to be forgotten Loaded generation.

The basic set up of `Doghouse' is a bunch of mates end up in a small village were all the woman have turned into zombies. These men are forced to exterminate said women whilst basking in slightly sexist banter. Although that sounds pretty awful, the cast are just able to pull it off. Danny Dyer plays the loathsome Neil and for once it is good to hate him. The rest of the cast if populated by decent British character actors; the best being Lee Ingleby as the nerdy Matt. If you stop to think why a bunch of diverse men would ever hang out together the film falls to pieces, best to just allow it to wash over you.

As a low budget film the special effects are not great, but do have a certain charm. The entire film is set within one small village, but director Jake West does a good job of using the limited space to its maximum. There are several set pieces that are genuinely good fun. `Doghouse' is by no means as bad as you would suspect from the sexist looking trailer etc. but the stench of chauvinism does hang so that you always feel a little uncomfortable watching it. Its disregard for female characters will mean that few women will watch and enjoy this film, but for a bloke who likes a guilty pleasure once in a while, there are more than a few laughs on offer in this film.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UK version is Region Free, 4 July 2010
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D. Cooke (canada, courtice) - See all my reviews
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Just reviewing the blu-ray disk, not the movie itself.
In case you are put off with the over inflated North American price for this movie.
Buy it direct from Amazon.co.UK, it is a fraction of the price, and the blu-ray being sold is an all region version.

Good quality version.

Death to Region codes.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doghouse, 24 Jun 2010
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This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Not much can be said about this film, it's British, cheap, low budget, funny in places, has some good special effects and some bad, it has Danny Dyer in it, I don't know if that's good or bad but at least he isn't pretending to be a tough man!

Long story short......a group of lads/men go to a village to drink lots of beer after one of them gets dumped by his girlfriend, they are destined to stay at the Grandma's of one of them.

They get there to find the place full of zombies and so the fight begins. Worth a watch if you like this sort of film, end of short version!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not even a good "rubbish" horror film -if that makes sense?!??, 1 Jun 2010
This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Save your money and get Shaun of The Dead or buy it if you are only really desperate. The only tiny hint of a reason for the zombie lady killers was a candiate for an up coming election -it really didnt make sense... they should have saved that bit for the extras. The film was rubbish and I normally like films like this and in a nice way find Danny Dyer midly irritating, amusing and annoying. It only reason to watch it is to see the fat bird get runover and the end scene. The worst/annoying thing is that if you buy it you will have no only parted with your money but you will have it in your collection and it will be pointlessly just sitting there.

It's not even a good "rubbish" horror film -if that makes sense?!??
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "We're all suffering from social gender anxiety.", 11 Feb 2010
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This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
When a group of lads plan to go on a jolly to an isolated village to escape their women-folk and enjoy a bit of macho debauchery - they don't expect to find themselves slap bang in the middle of what looks like a Bruce Campbell film...

Fed up of being hen-pecked and 'celebrating' Vince's divorce, the seven guys arrive at the village of Moodley and there are hints (obvious ones!) that all is not well - bloody hand prints, spent bullets, and of course flesh eating women.

We soon learn that the men of the village have been eaten by the women who have turned into zombie-like killers. The zombies themselves are parodies of those from classic zombie film; they shriek and hiss, they slowly amble rather than move quickly, and when you come across one they spend a few moments putting on a dramatic display enabling you to slip by them.

The film doesn't take itself seriously, it knows that it's a bit lame and milks it. Most of the comedy comes from the over-the-top gore and the way the lads will stop and argue over something trivial when facing near-certain death at the hand of zombified females. Much is made of the chauvinism displayed by the boys, in particular by one character Neil (Danny Dyer) who frequently refers to the fact that the ladies love him. In many ways their experience could be seen as retribution for their sexist ways, and perhaps there's meant to be some sort of message in the film - but if there is then it never really comes across.

In a nutshell: Doghouse is much better film than the dire Zombie Strippers, but nowhere nearly as well crafted as Shaun of the Dead. It starts off brilliantly and the way the characters are introduced look stylish and well written, but the film soon becomes the sort of flick which seems as though the whole concept and plot were conceived during a fifteen minute conversation in the pub. The comedy just about manages to string together the scenes but the film never feels anything more than average - it's a brainless movie which could have been much better with a bit more work. Dan Schaffer is primarily comic-book creator rather than film writer, and this would have worked much better as a graphic novel - actually, it could have been brilliant then.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big, Dumb, stupid film!, 6 Oct 2009
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Billed as a "Horor-Comedy", Doghouse is ridiculous, frequently silly, but still enjoyable. Whilst never particularly scary, it is at least a diverting bit of lads' entertainment it has some nice ideas and delivers several belly laughs - too laddish and corny to even be compared to the witty Shaun Of The Dead, but at least a step up from Lesbian Vampire Killers.

You can imagine a gang of lads writing the plot on a stag night on the back of a beer mat - a group of sexist lads go on a stag weekend only to find all the women are zombies, thus providing the perfect excuse to show women being beaten up by men. Whilst this would normally be inexcusable, it is so tongue-in-cheek that it all feels harmless. An unoriginal but entertaining bit of nonsense - and sometimes.....just sometmes...isnıt that exactly what you want on a Friday night?
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Funniest Zombie Film Ever!, 26 Jun 2009
I was dragged, kicking and screaming, to see Jake West's `Doghouse' by my boyfriend who loved his previous film `Evil Aliens'.

What can I say. `Shaun of The Dead' was on such a high pedestal for me before the lights went down.

Now it has been demoted to runner-up.

I laughed so much, I will need to see it again to catch the lines I missed the first time. Correction, I want to see it again!
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