Saturday, October 26, 2013

Doghouse (2009)

Doghouse (UK, 2009) - Color, Director(s): Jake West
MPAA Rating: NR
[UK: 15]
Approx. 89 min.

Z-rating: 4 stars out of 5

Cheese Factor: 3 stars out of 5

He's crying because opposite of him is something truly horrifying

Doghouse is a British Comedy Horror about a group of guys who are on a "boys only" getaway for the weekend, when they end up in a town where all the women have been turned into a man-eating cannibal freaks. When they first arrive, the town seems completely deserted. They wander around for awhile before seeing a soldier attack a hooded woman with a combat knife. Coming to the woman's aid, they're busy kicking the shit out of the soldier when the girl grabs the knife and stabs one of them in the hand. After knocking her out, they flip off her hood to reveal that these weren't your average homicidal women, these were Zombirds! Or as one of them so eloquently puts it, "She's like Evil Dead." (I love the name drop!) Suddenly, the women start creeping out en masse armed with a variety of weapons from axes to scissors and even dentist drills. The soldier eventually tells them that they released a biological weapon on the town that turned the women into man-eating zombies.

That's my FAVORITE Evil Dead poster on his wall!

What's interesting about these Zombirds is that they have a second Phase of mutation. (For anyone who hasn't figure it out yet, "bird" is British slang for a girl like how we use "chicks") This movie is like Resident Evil meets Shaun of the Dead! These things become smarter, faster, and weirder during "Phase 2" (meaning they grow Demons-like claws!). At one point, they actually attempt to make a weapon we've all considered MacGyver-ing together in the middle of a zombie apocalypse... a makeshift flamethrower. Yes, that's right. They fill a water gun with flammable liquids and tape a lighter to the end of it. Honestly, who HASN'T considered making one of those at one point?! They approach the zombie problems the same way your average joe would handle them, only without dumbing down the movie so much that it comes off stupid.

Um... a little silly... but NOT stupid!

Nudity: None that I can remember. Considering that all the women are zombies, I think we're better off. Unless, of course, you're into that kind of thing.

Gore: Lots! What's a zombie movie without gore? (World War Z)  Fingers are cut off and eaten, intestines are ripped out, various body parts are severed. Everything we've come to expect and love about zombie movies.

Awesome: VERY. This movie was lots of fun and had some hilarious parts that made me laugh out loud. I love that it achieves those laughs without dumbing down the movie SO much that it's insulting to the audience (Dead Before Dawn 3D). If you enjoyed movies like Shaun of the Dead, Evil Dead, and Return of the Living Dead then you'll probably love this! Great movie to add to a zombie movie marathon for Halloween.