Movies »A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His DogBased on a short story by Harlan Ellison, this is a real cult classic. Don Johnson, looking better than anyone thought he ever did, is a teen trying to get by in a post-apocalyptic world with the help of his trusted companion dog, Blood, who is highly intelligent and speaks telepathically. Besides helping Johnson keep out of trouble in a violent world, Blood also sniffs out women for raping.

Yes, despite some cutesy and oddly cheerful tones, this is one mean, dark sci-fi comedy. If its premise has you running for the hills screaming misogyny! then certainly don't bother sticking around for the conclusion, which is essentially a Mad magazine joke gone R. Crumb – equally juvenile and tasteless (Ellison hated it and complained that the ending went against his vision).

Still, political correctness aside, this is a truly unique film that features Jason Robards as the leader of a phony subterranean”Our Town” which is a weird American dream/nightmare charade. Viewing for only lovers of bizarre movies, but a damn good one for such fans. Surprisingly, this is available on DVD.

See more: Movies

Posted on March 5, 2007

But what do you think?

Your Comment*

Your Name*

Your Email Address*

Your Web Site