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Dog Soldiers

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Dog SoldiersHailed by many as one of the best werewolf movies to come along in a long time, Dog Soldiers is a straight up horror film which you probably missed. Dog Soldiers never got a real theatrical release in the US, and so most of us in America will have to catch this one out on DVD. In England it broke box office records in 2001, and it is also a 4 out of 5 star rated film on Netflix.

The film features a group of soldiers out on what they think is a routine military exercise. They are dropped in the deep forests of the Scottish Highlands where they are to engage their mock military target. After some campfire soldier stories, where each of the characters is introduced, the real story begins, as the group tracks back to an area in the forest where they find a massacre. The darkness comes and the werewolves are out on the hunt and so they retreat to a nearby cottage where they intend to hold out until daybreak. Once at the cottage the werewolves begin their picking off of the soldiers one by one.

I won’t go into detail, but the story has more than a few twists.

Some of the best scenes are: when when the Sargeant’s guts are hanging out and Cooper tries to put them back in, and when one soldier tells the werewolf that he hopes he gives him the shits.

The film is pretty intense throughout and though there is no nudity and we are never really told about how or why werewolves exist, it is still a very enjoyable horror/action film. My only complaint is that the video for the dvd looks very grainy, but I somehow doubt this will matter to fans of the genre. On the upside, it is great to see a film that features absolutely no CGI effects and still scares the crap out of you.

4 out 5 stars

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