Doghouse is a 2009 British zombie-themed comedy film.The plot revolves around a group of men who travel to a remote village in England to help one of their friends get over his divorce. Upon arriving, they discover that all the women have been infected with a toxin that turns them into man-hating cannibals.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2009.
The film was written by Dan Schaffer, directed by Jake West.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Stephen Graham as Vince, recently divorced and struggling to get over it.
- Danny Dyer as Neil, self proclaimed ladies man "the ladies love me" and unreconstructed misogynist.
- Noel Clarke as Mikey
- Lee Ingleby as Matt, who works in a comic books store.
- Keith-Lee Castle as Patrick, formerly a high powered businessman but more interested in playing golf and meditating.
- Emil Marwa as Graham, leaves his boyfriend behind to go away for the weekend.
- Neil Maskell as Banksy, the friend who always arrives late. He runs his own electrical business and drives a van painted black with a red stripe like the van from the A-Team.
- Christina Cole as the bus driver "Candy". She introduces herself as Ruth however after a generous tip she agrees the boys can call her anything they like.
- Terry Stone as Sergeant Gavin Wright, a name the characters constantly get wrong.
- Nicola Jane Reading as the Witch, proprietor of the curiosity shop The Burning Witch, she wears a leather corset and attacks the men with a sword.
- Jenna Goodwin as Dorothy Perkins
- Emily Booth as The Snipper, a hairdresser who attacks with her scissors
- Tree Carr as Julie, a girl Mikey had dated when he was younger, but it had "ended badly".
- Ria Knowles as Pigtails
- Alison Carroll as The Teen. Lara Croft model and actress Alison Carroll in her first film role.
- Deborah Hyde as The Barmaid at the local pub The Cock and Bull
- Victoria Hopkins as The Bride
- Beryl Nesbitt as Mikeys Grandmother
- Mary Tamm as Meg Nut, local politician.
- Billy Murray as Colonel
- Adele Silva as Bex, Mikey's Wife
- Jessica-Jane Clement as Neil's girl
The film received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a 43% rating from 21 reviews counted. Mark Adams from the Sunday Mirror described this film as "A nicley gory comedy-horror flick that is a diverting bit of lads' entertainment." Despite this review, some others did not, however, agree. Jason Solomans Observer called it " A dim zombie movie." Catherine Shoard of the Guardian opined "... undeniable misogyny and a definite creative bankruptcy. So is it fun enough to compensate? Just about" and gave it a rating of 2 stars out of five.
Michael Dwyer of the Irish Times gave it only 1 out of 5 stars. Critics noted the films release closely followed after Lesbian Vampire Killers another 2009 British comedy horror film and complained of borrowing ideas from Shaun of the Dead.