Monday, January 13, 2014

Doghouse (2009)

Number Rolled: 92
Movie Name/Year: Doghouse (2009)
Genre: Horror
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Jake West
Writer: Dan Schaffer
Actors: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby, Keith-Lee Castle, Christina Cole, Terry Stone, Neil Maskell, Stephen Graham

Vince is going through a divorce. He’s not taking it too well, so his mates decide to confiscate him and bring him to another town for a fun and wild time. Although the town is said to be inhabited by a lot of hot women, they find it practically deserted upon arrival.

This wasn’t exact the least predictable movie I’ve ever seen. The majority of the parts that were supposed to make me jump didn’t even make me blink. In a full-on horror movie that would make me roll my eyes and fight to stay awake, but “Doghouse” had such a comedic core to it that I spent most of the time rolling. This movie is what happens when you mix “Shaun of the Dead” and the original “Evil Dead.” Both of those are movies that I love, so it should come as no shock that I loved this one, too.

The script was hilarious and there was a part of me that kept viewing Noel Clarke in this film as his part from Doctor Who. The characters were pretty similar and even their names made it difficult not to think back (Mikey vs. Mickey). As much as I loved it, though, there was a certain undertone of misogyny. Ok, it wasn’t an undertone. It was so in my face that I feel guilty for loving it.

“Doghouse” was trashy, sexist, horrible and so funny that my sides hurt.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.7/5
Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

The Random Rating: R – for strong violence

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