Watched at the weekend...
Doghouse - not necessarily a film I would have gone out of my way to watch, but it was on The Horror Channel at 9pm and therefore won by default. A British zombie flick trying to ride the coat tails of Shaun Of The Dead's success, this features a surprisingly decent cast - Stephen Graham, Noel Clarke, Neil Maskell, Danny Dyer (!). To put a new spin in the zombie genre the twist is that only women are affected by the virus, which leads to some 'amusing' female stereotype zombie creations and some 'hilarious' lad banter of the nature of:
'What kind of virus only affects women?' 'Bird flu?'
'Now is not the time to stop objectifying women'
And so on. The set up is actually ok, but the ending is very weak and there are too many characters in the group of lads to really care about, plus it is borderline misogynistic at times. 4/10
Lights Out - a full length version of the genuinely creepy short film from a couple of years back, this feels as though it had to pad the story quite considerably even to go to its 80 minute runtime. That said, the basic premise of playing on our fear of the dark makes for some fairly scary set pieces (although come on guys - you never go in the basement). Plus Maria Bello is in this, and she's been criminally underused in films recently for some reason. 6/10
If you've not seen the short film, it's definitely worth two minutes of your time: