Doghouse (2009)

Doghouse (2009)

📅05 July 2010, 06:50

This movie says a lot of things a lot of guys really want to say.

Doghouse (2009)
Directed By: Jake West (Phantasmagoria)

The Prologue
Doghouse is a film that many of you probably haven’t seen because it hasn’t been released in the states yet as far as I know. However, it’s a film I want you all to go and see as soon as you can. While it’s male-minded humor might not be for any of you feminist out there (to spite taking a few jabs at men to) it’s a film I think most anyone will be able to get a laugh out of. It’s a stylish horror comedy that for all intents and purposes seems to be done right.

The Movie
A group of men head to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce; when they get there, though, they discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals..This is a work of fiction right? I’m sure I’ve ran into more than a few women who are that very same way.

The films kicks off in a very stylish way. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s not Tarantino-ish, it’s more like Guy Ritchie-ish. That however could just be the accents..it IS a UK film. What we get is a small introduction to each character we have and while each may be short in length they make the point. This along with the interaction of this group of friends at the start of the film does a very good job making you feel like you know each one. This is VERY smart film making.

And why is it soo smart you ask? Because you don’t want to see any of these guys die. How many times have we seen films where we don’t care who lives or dies? That’s not the case with Doghouse, you want everyone to make it and you feel bad when they don’t. And sadly everyone can’t make it out of this movie alive because this IS a horror film, even if it is hilarious at times.

What you also get here is a well acted film that balanced the the amount of horror and comedy it has near perfectly. It also has tons of gore you are greatly going to enjoy I assure you. It’s also a pretty clever concept to have a virus that only works on women turning them all into man-hating and man-eating monsters. Sure at times things could be just slightly too funny for it’s own good and a little predictable, but you won’t mind because it doesn’t really hurt the over-all film that much.

I guess you could say it’s a great film about friendship as well, it just so happens to take place in the middle of a horror movie. I think any guy will see this group of friends and find them a little too familiar, especially if you’re older and been through what some of these characters have before the trouble with the man-eating women start. Of course there probably a little too much picking on the women for some women to be able to tolerate, so perhaps it’s more of a man’s film than it is a woman’s.

To sum things up, I think it’s a lot of bloody good fun that will have you laughing one minute and squirming in your seat the next. I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about director Jake West but I’d like to say, I do believe he knocked it out of the park this time around.

The Conclusion
Not a perfect film but it’s pretty damn close. The actors are great, the blood is great, great story, and the women in their roles do a wonderful job. Also I should note some of the women are pretty bad ass looking and that’s a cool touch.

If you’ve not seen Doghouse then I sure hope you get a chance to soon because it really is a fun film to see.

The Rating (8/10)

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