Written by: Meh
Goon who writes on this site with me and has for a very long time saw Jake Wests Evil Aliens with me at a Toronto Screening and we had a howling good time. So needless to say when Jake Wests DogHouse arrived at my house for me to review I was excited. The film lives up to everything you would expect from Jake West and much like Lesbian Vampire Killers it is a fun mix of gore, comedy, incredible violence and b-movie insanity.
Vince (Stephen Graham) 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!
The cast includes BAFTA winner Noel Clarke (Adulthood, Kidulthood), Danny Dyer (The Football Factory, Severance), Stephen Graham (The Damned United, This Is England), Lee Ingleby (Place of Execution), Emil Marwa (East is East), Keith-Lee Castle (Young Dracula) and Neil Maskell (Rise of the Footsoldier, The Football Factory).
Doghouse is a buddy flick that any male horror fan can appreciate as a group of friends go on a quest to forget their relationship troubles and go for a small town booty call only to find themselves caught up in a story packed full of brutal consequences. Much like Evil Aliens DogHouse offers a unique story with a heavy does of gruesome carnage and an interesting cast of characters that works well within the film. It pays homage to other great horror films including Shaun of the Dead and Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead but without retreading old ground.
Doghouse is a very unique take on the zombie genre that packs some fun and interesting twists and some of the most diabolical and flesh hungry man eating cannibals you will ever see. A zombie film by loose definition ( much like 28 Days later ) Doghouse is a fun ride that any fan of British horror comedies will love.