Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Pack (Scream Factory Blu-ray) - If There Be Doggies
The Pack is good, not great, and it's way more like Cujo than Dogs or any other 70's title that new how to have a good time with the audience. This is a serious Horror picture for folks that could be scared of dogs. This is not the goddamn Doberman Gang with cutesy doggies robbing banks or holding a family at bay. It's mean. It's somewhat brutal though I would say it actually stops short of the Cujo line. Will it get to you? Actually it might. This is a movie that could genuinely scare you if you are afraid of dogs and has enough pops to get you jumping. It's also important to note that the dogs are wild dogs. It's not as if they family dog is the lone animal that holds a family at bay. That takes some of the pressure off in a way. You're not waiting for man's best friend to rise from his doggie bed to make the midnight kill.
This is a pretty strong IFC Midnight title, and it's a great reason that the partnership between Scream Factory and IFC works so well.
Available to order from Scream Factory.
From Scream Factory:
Man's best friend becomes his worst nightmare when a horde of bloodthirsty wild dogs descends upon a family's farmhouse. In a remote stretch of the Australian Outback, a sheep rancher (Jack Campbell), his veterinarian wife (Anna Lise Phillips), and their two teenage children live in bucolic isolation — until a horrifying night when a pack of fang-baring, four-legged, rabid beasts besiege their home. With no one around to help them, the family must band together to survive — or else become canine kibble. Generating a steadily mounting sense of dread, The Pack cleverly toys with genre conventions before it goes in for the kill.
The Making Of The Pack Featurette
Labels: Scream Factory
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