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      R Released Feb 23, 1977 1 hr. 30 min. Horror List
      Reviews 21% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A biology professor (David McCallum) tries to figure out why domestic dogs are suddenly hungry for human beings. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Surprisingly decent entry in the killer animal genre. The premise is actually kind of believable, unlike most of these movies. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Loj och sömnig hundskräckis. Små, söta jyckar som springer omkring och viftar på svansen känns föga hotfullt, och när plotten är att betrakta som ickeexisterande och skådisarna beter sig som sömngångare blir det svårt att motivera ett särdeles högt betyg. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I have to be honest here and say that I found Dogs to be somewhat insulting, and this is coming from a guy who enjoys the killer animal genre overall. Being that it was coming to Blu-ray for the first time, I felt compelled to give it a watch as it looked promising. The truth is that I've actually seen better movies about killer dogs. This movie wound up being boring most of the time with little to nothing to it, other than a lot of talking. It reminded me of Birdemic in that sense. The difference being that everything was wrong with Birdemic and it made it more enjoyable to watch. The same can't be said of Dogs. And poor George Wyner. This must have come early in his career. There's a lot of cult love for this movie and I can't understand why. It doesn't even reach mediocre standards in my opinion. And it certainly doesn't reach so bad that it's good standards either. Far from it. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Director Burt Brinckerhoff does for dogs what Hitchcock did for birds..sorta..well there's a shower scene like Psycho but w/ a dog attack. The lovable family mutt is running in packs & are on the rampage. They'll tare your throat out all the while wagging their tail. This animal gone wild flix has it's moments like when the ravenous sons of bitches attack an old lady or take down a fat guy who just can't out run them but for the most part it's not as fun as it sounds & the attacks are shot poorly even though the aftermath is good & bloody. Pure formula that I am still waiting w/ baited breath for its sequel - not the Andrew Loyd Webber musical Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Higgins Starburst Dogs suffers from sloppy editing and expectation which renders the key moments more silly than shocking. Rated: 6/10 Mar 15, 2018 Full Review Brian Orndorf 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. Rated: B Mar 28, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A biology professor (David McCallum) tries to figure out why domestic dogs are suddenly hungry for human beings.
      Burt Brinckerhoff
      Executive Producer
      Michael F. Leone
      O'Brian Tomalin
      Production Co
      Mar Vista Productions, La Quinta Film Partnership, Bruce Cohn Productions
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 23, 1977, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 25, 2006
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