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Doghouse (2009)


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 23
Fresh: 11
Rotten: 12

Critics Consensus: An amateurish, unfunny and unscary British horror-comedy that could be accused of misogyny.

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Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 1
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 0


Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 4,304


Movie Info

This British horror comedy concerns a group of men suffering from midlife crises, who embark on a relaxing country weekend but wind up in a village overrun by psychotic and cannibalistic female creatures. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Horror , Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Daniel Schaffer
In Theaters:
Oct 12, 2009
Vertigo Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Doghouse

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (12)

The magic ingredient here is Dan Schaffer's sly script, which constantly undercuts the film's inherently sexist premise.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

A Mad Magazine-style zombie-fest that chomps on PC sensibilities like they're made out of obnoxious male flesh.

Full Review… | September 17, 2010

Doghouse is in no way substantive, but it is kind of an enjoyable goof, if you're in the mood for such a thing.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Aisle Seat

Doghouse is a very entertaining time-waster and definitely one for the boys %u2013 break out the beers and just have some fun.

Full Review… | October 7, 2009

Female zombies are the perfect excuse to show women being beaten up by men. In its trashy way, the film has just enough exuberance to be classified as harmless.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Sunday Times (UK)

A dim zombie comedy.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Observer [UK]

You could say that this is one step up from the ghastly Lesbian Vampire Killers, since it suggests they are getting what they deserve from the other sex. But that step is a short one.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
This is London

A grotesque misogynistic romp, Doghouse is too laddish and corny to even hold a candle to the witty Shaun Of The Dead. Perhaps Lesbian Vampire Killers wasn't so bad after all.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Daily Express

Like going on a stag-do with people you hate, this beta-male bilge is far too Neanderthal to do much more than drag its knuckles on the ground and sniff the rears of other, better films.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009

Jake West's low-budget British movie Doghouse is so jaw-droppingly bonkers that it actually deserves to be seen.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Times [UK]

The acting's just awful, the misogyny undeniable, but the odd flash of Shaun of the Dead-style inventiveness means you forgive it buckets.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009

"On the piss. On the pull. On the menu", quoth the poster, but munching on Dyer looks like it might pose a health risk even for the undead. Hideous, all of it.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Daily Telegraph

It sounds like a straight-to-DVD stinker doesn't it? It's pleasantly surprising to report therefore, that Doghouse isn't one of the worst films of the year and is in fact a hilarious, PC brigade-baiting romp.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Digital Spy

A sexist, unoriginal but entertaining bit of fun. And isnt that exactly what you want some Saturday nights?

June 12, 2009
Heat Magazine

The sort of testosterone-fuelled Brit-pic tailor-made for a profanity-filled viewing through the beer-goggles on a Friday after a curry and a belly-full of ale.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Sky Movies

A brisk, lurid and funny bit of popcorn tat.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Total Film

A nicely gory comedy-horror flick that is a diverting bit of lads' entertainment.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Sunday Mirror [UK]

Daft but fun.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Financial Times

If Shaun of the Dead is the gold standard of British zombie comedy, and Lesbian Vampire Killers is a tin-plated knock-off, then Doghouse must be ... Ratners.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009

Trashy, frequently silly, but no less enjoyable, this British horror comedy is never particularly scary, but it has some nice ideas and delivers several big laughs.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009

Audience Reviews for Doghouse


A group of Londoners go on a "lads only" trip to a remote village only to find that the entire female population have become flesh eating monsters and murdered all the men. I'd like to nominate Jake West for a long, slow hand clap because this is the second of his films I've seen and the second that's one of the most immature, amateurish piles of crap I've ever witnessed. I think you can tell from the synopsis and the presence of rent-a-geezer Danny Dyer and Stephen "Combo" Graham exactly which bandwagon this film is trying to jump on (although the "plot" is clearly a dim-witted regurgitation of Dog Soldiers), but thanks to some terrible direction, awful performances and an utterly witless script it falls well short of becoming even a pale shadow of Simon Pegg's much loved celebration of schlock. It's surely one of the most misogynist films I've ever seen as all the living women are nothing but shrieking shrews who do nothing but complain (they obviously just don't understand "ver lads") and the undead ones a bunch of strippers with cerebral palsy in feeble Halloween costumes. And no amount of so-called irony can disguise the attitude of a film that contains the line "I'm going to go down there...and bash the shit out of anything in a dress". Not only did I not laugh during the entire length of Doghouse, I didn't even crack a smile. Doghouse is nothing but Shaun Of The Dead for Sunday Sport "readers".

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Stupid and silly, but I have to say that I laughed out loud...a lot. Soooo, extra credit for that.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


The strength is in the makeup and special effects.
The weakness is in the story subtext (and often blatant dialogue) about sexgender and how the zombie apocalypse could possibly serve as a solid ground for dealing with issues of gender performance inadequacy (on part of all of the men characters).
Overall, entertaining, but like most zombie flicks, don't go looking for depth.

_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

A so-so horror comedy with a good array of UK acting talent on show. Ok in parts has some funny scenes and quite gory to in places. Overall just not quite as polished as Severance, Shaun of the dead. One mainly for the guys.

Dean !

Super Reviewer

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