Brit director Jake West’s horror is nowhere near as effective as it needs to be.
Horror in devolution: from Dawn of the Dead to Shaun of the Dead to Dawn of the Dead. At least, that would have been a cuter title for Evil Alien’s Brit director Jake West’s abortive 'zombird' horror-comedy.
Arriving at a village in the arse end of England to rediscover their 'inner bloke', a group of London lads instead discover they’re under attack from an army of man-eating undead hags.
Fleshy premise, then, for a no-budget splat-‘em-up. And somehow, Doghouse has suckered in a rather eye-catching cast: Public Enemies star Stephen Graham, Adulthood director-actor-writer Noel Clarke and Danny 'Faackin’ slaaag!' Dyer. Okay, so the last one’s not so surprising.
But there’s little any of them can do with the script, which aims for a bloody autopsy of the gender-war but comes up shorter than a Liliputian dwarf. Nothing cute, sexy, smart, scary or funny to be found here. Consider that a divorce.
More British horror with Danny Dyer. Hurray!
Nowhere near as effective as it needs to be.