NIGHT OF THE WILD

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In Ed Wood, something was upsetting the buffalo. In Night of the Wild, something is upsetting the dogs; a mysterious meteorite that has crashed into the Earth, having the effect of turning man’s best friend into canine carnivores.

Before you can say ‘who let the dogs out’, the pesky pooches are busy chomping on the local townspeople - a place where everyone seems to have a dog.

Reminiscent of the 1976 film Dogs that starred David (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) McCallum, the script includes an assortment of video game cookie cutter inspired characters that soon succumb to the mangy mutts Ten Little Indians-style. Rosalyn (Mays) and her two obnoxious friends decide to go camping and encounter angry wolves devouring two of the three friends (the audience then rejoiced) before Mays goes all Rambo on them.

Rutherford turns in a fine performance as single mom, Sara, who battles the ravenous beasts while protecting her daughter. Soon Morrow shows up as hero Dave, trying to make heads or (wagging) tails of a situation in which the plucky group - including a woman who has her nose chewed off by her loveable cockapoo -  escape in a plane to the next town only to discover even more angry dogs. All within the confines of a place where the CGI perspective is so off some are as big as Volkswagens.

CGI gore is what it is when it comes to The Asylum’s films, but the big question is; how come nobody got rabies from these frothing furies?

Director Eric Red does the best he can with the silly script and keeps the pace moving.

What’s up next for The Asylum? Zoombie:  about zoo animals that turn into zombies. We’re waiting for CommaL about a man who’s caught in the middle of a sentence.

Overall, this movie ain’t nothing but a hound dog.

NIGHT OF THE WILD / CERT: TBC / DIRECTOR: ERIC RED / SCREENPLAY: DELONDRA WILLIAMS / STARRING: ROB MORROW, KELLY RUTHERFORD, TRISTIN MAYS / RELEASE DATE: TBC

 


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