Doghouse (2009) is a British zombie comedy directed by Jake West and written by Dan Schaffer for Carnaby Film Productions in association with Hanover Films and Molinare Productions. Starring Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby, Keith-Lee Castle, Christina Cole, Terry Stone, Neil Maskell, Emily Booth, and Stephen Graham. Distributed in the U.S. by IFC Films/IFC Midnight.
The latest and most outrageous in a wave of UK comic horror films like Shaun Of The Dead, Doghouse is a raucous, balls-out funny spin on male insecurity over their own masculinity and vengeful women. A group of guys (including Danny Dyer of The Football Factory and Severance and Stephen Graham of Snatch and Public Enemies) head off for a boys weekend to buck up a friend still depressed over a painful divorce. Unfortunately, they end up in an isolated town infected with a bio-weapon that has turned all the women into the man-hating monsters the lads always suspected women were at heart. The guys spend less time bonding and a lot more time fleeing from hairdressers, nurses, schoolgirls and other iconic female figures all looking to snip away with scissors and swords and literally do what the guys have been fearing for years. Deftly satirical, witty and just bloody good fun, Doghouse is the most original battle of the sexes in years.
Girls, guns or zombies? Zombie girls and guns!
Not rated. 89 minutes. Watch the official trailer here …
My thoughts… Doghouse is was directed by Jake West [Evil Aliens], written by Dan Schaffer [Dogwitch], and features Emily Booth [Evil Aliens] as the zombie whose legs adorn the the film’s awesome poster art – how could it go wrong! It can’t! Doghouse is funny zombie comedy with a great twist! You know, just because a British horror film delivers zombies and comedy doesn’t mean its ripping off Shaun of the Dead (2004)! I loved Emily Booth as tabloid TV host Michelle Fox in Evil Aliens and I love her in Doghouse as The Snipper, a hairdresser zombie who loves her scissors! Sure, she’s a zombie, but, she’s sexy, too!
I mentioned this movie on MHE (here).