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Man’s Best Friend: The Breed (2006)

I really like that poster. Not so much the tagline, because it’s easy for dogs to smell fear (smells like poo), but that’s a fucking fantastic poster image. It’s just ripe for a load of tasteless doggy style jokes that I will, thankfully, hold back from. Anyhoo, I’m back in the kennel having a look at one of the more recent Killer Dog films. This time, it’s Wes Craven produced The Breed, a less than auspicious entry from 2006.

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Man’s Best Friend: Man’s Best Friend (1993)

Obviously, I didn’t think the title of this series out properly. If I had, then I’d have considered the fact that one of the films likely to come out of the hat would be 1993 silly schlockfest Man’s Best Friend. As I look now at the title to this post, I can’t help but feel a bit embarrassed, as that repetition is so absurd as to be ridiculous. Still, worse things happen at sea, or in labs where mad scientists are injecting pooches with all sorts of other DNA to make Superpooch with an attitude problem.

This really is a very silly film.

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Man’s Best Friend: Cujo (1983)

Now we’re talking. After the relative disappointment (ha!) of the frankly shitty Rottweiler, it’s time to look at what is probably the definitive killer dog movie out there. The name “Cujo” has become synonymous with mad, bad and dangerous fucking dogs, and this is probably the most celebrated killer dog movie out there.  Read More…

Man’s Best Friend: Rottweiler (2004)

You hear that? That’s the optimistic sound of a brand new series starting!

Yes, we talk a fair amount about killer animals films here, and one species in particular has managed to savage himself a certain notoriety in cinema: The Killer Dog. There are hundreds of these movies out there, and due to Stephen King’s iconic Cujo they are somewhat of a mainstay of the killer animal genre. Admittedly, most of them are absolute shit on a stick, but there are enough juicy ones to keep the tail wagging.

Anyhow, first up is Brian Yuzna’s 2004 effort Rottweiler. I am promised unstoppable killer cyborg dogs in a mixed up dystopian future, and as Yuzna is directing, then there should be buckets of gore and more tits than a bird sanctuary. Read More…