DOG SOLDIERS (2002)
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Produced by: Brian Patrick O’Toole,
Christopher Figg, Tom Reeve, David E. Allen
Written by: Neil Marshall
Starring: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd
Released: May 2002
This film was lent to me, and recommended, by my late stepfather Jim. It sat on my DVD shelf for months before I finally threw it in the machine and watched it. I wish I had seen it sooner because it was amazing! This Scottish export is a great Werewolf movie! Along with the Howling and American Werewolf in London, this film could very well be one of my favourite werewolf movies ever! The monsters are hulking beasts and they rip their prey to shreds. Set in the Scottish highland, Dog Soldiers follows a group of army guys on a drill weekend in the forest that are thrust into a manic struggle for survival! Some of the interplay between characters makes for a bit of tongue and cheek laughs too, but don’t get too comfortable with the laughs because the frights pop up when you least expect it!