Dogs (1975)

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Movie Info

This fictional video features a town that is terrorized by the sudden ferocity of their dog population.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Horror
Directed By:
Written By:
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
R.C. Riddell & Associates

Cast

David McCallum
as Harlan Thompson
Eric Server
as Jimmy Goodman
Sandra McCabe
as Caroline Donoghue
George Wyner
as Michael Fitzgerald
Sterling Swanson
as Dr. Martin Koppelman
Holly Harris
as Mrs. Koppelman
Fred Hice
as Dick Huber
Lance Hool
as Robbie Pulaski
Jim Stathis
as Robert Johnson
Debbie Davis
as Marilyn Holly
Barry Greenberg
as Howard Kaplan
Linda Gray
as Miss Engle
Dean Santoro
as Prof. Aintry
Larry Darnell
as Larry Ludecke
Elizabeth Kerr
as Mrs. McDougal
Cathy Austin
as Annie Watson
Michael Davis
as Nichols
Russ Grieve
as Homer
Michael Davis
as Nichols
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Critic Reviews for Dogs

All Critics (1)

The movie delivers exactly what the title promises, organizing stalking sequences and kills that highlight the four-legged co-stars and their insatiable appetite for human blood.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Dogs

Ever since Jaws, the horror genre has given birth to the subgenre of nature gone wild films. Every animal and numerous other creatures has been the subject of the genre. Every studio seemed bent on cashing in on the Jaws craze. Released one year after Jaws, Grizzly was one of the first Jaws rip-offs, and was the first of a new genre. That same year, a killer dog film creeped its ways into cinemas. That film was Dogs, and it would quickly be forgotten by horror audiences. Before Cujo and Man's Best Friend, came this film, which is a surprisingly good little horror chiller despite its premise, so-so performances and dated look. Of course the finest killer dog film is Cujo, but Dogs manages to be an entertaining film to watch from an era that didn't think too hard about trying to thrill its audiences. What makes this one worth seeing is that something as simple as a dog is unleashed upon a terrifying population. Simple ideas make for the best horror films. Even though this isn't a great film, Dogs is a worthy viewing experience for low budget horror film fans. I was surprised at how atmospheric and tense this film turned out to be. The tone of the film is dark and ominous and it more than makes up for the average acting. Nature gone wild films are always interesting and entertaining because they take anything normal in nature and make it into a horrifying concept. Dogs is better than what you'd might expect and in terms of low budget, obscured cult classics, this film succeeds at delivering a highly entertaining experience that will satisfy any genre fan. Not perfect, but lots of fun, Dogs is one of those gems that deserves to be rediscovered.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Dogs or aka Slaughter is so laughable of a premise I was wishing the filmmakers would take advantage of the fact that this is no Citizen Kane, it should have played up to be a camp classic which it's not. This man vs animal story which dominated the mid 70's has man's best friends attacking a small California college town due to a chemical imbalance(it hints that the government is conducting scientific experiements nearby.)The film stars a bored looking David McCallum as a Biology professor along with Sandra McCabe(who sports matching hairdo's)must fight the dogs for survival and flee the town. It does contain a high body count to keep the viewers awake and some dogs are killed(PETA members would be pissed off.)and an ending featuring a tabby cat meowing for the killer cat sequel which never happened. That would've been more entertaining.

Orlando Diaz
Orlando Diaz

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