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-BAD DOG, a New Hound From Hell

Oh, man. I need to see this movie. NEED to see it. It’s a combination of your typical syrupy “family-friendly” dog movie and a Horror flick. It’s the story of Bub, the Devil’s favorite dog, who gets kicked out of Hell and ends up getting adopted by a struggling single dad—aren’t all single dads struggling in these kinds of movies?—and his two cute, cherubic, snarky but endearing offspring. (Aren’t all kids cute, cherubic, snarky but endearing in these kinds of movies?) Bub becomes reformed by the love of this family, and must defend them when his former owner comes to reclaim him. Geeze, they gotta hurry up and make this movie!

Reading about BAD DOG puts me in mind of other wonderfully schlocky movies of yesteryear, like the 1978 made-for-television classic DEVIL DOG: THE HOUND OF HELL and the equally delightful ZOLTAN, HOUND OF DRACULA, aka DRACULA’S DOG, also released in 1978. I tell ya, they just can’t go wrong with a supernaturally-powered-evil-killer-dog movie. Even the ridiculous MAN’S BEST FRIEND from 1993, starring Lance Henriksen, which goes with the mad scientist trope instead of the supernatural, is a hoot if you go into it knowing what to expect—and what you should expect is the inverted opposite of a film like CUJO or WHITE DOG.

The Evil Cheezman • June 28, 2019

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