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Tagline : "Six men. Full moon. No chance!"

Dog SoldiersOne of the more entertaining, though perhaps not so well known, werewolf films from the 00s, was this highly enjoyable tale from Neil Marshal, which marked his directorial debut.

A small group of soldiers, lead by Sgt Wells (Sean Pertwee), are sent on a training exercise up against a special operations unit in the highlands of Scotland. However, things don't quite go according to plan, as they stumble across the remains of the special ops group and find that something's made mincemeat of them.

They do find one survivor, a certain Captain Ryan (Liam Cunningham), who keeps babbling "There was only supposed to one". But can't seem to get any coherent answers from him. Unfortunately, they find out all too soon what it was that wiped out the other group, as they are subsequently attacked by a pack of half-man/half-wolf creatures that emerge without warning from the woods. Yup, you guessed it WEREWOLVES!!!!!!

Rescued by a local girl named Megan (Emma Cleasby), they hold up at a nearby deserted farmhouse and attempt to fend off repeated attacks by the creatures. However, with their weapons having little effect, and ammo running low, can they survive until daybreak?

A highly enjoyable low-budget horror pic that combines blood and guts horror, with gritty action and black humour to potently good effect. It's was a great pity this didn't get wider recognition when it was released, and only had a limited cinema run. But I'm pleased to say it has since gone on to become a cult classic amongst horror fans.

Best line..."If Little Red Riding Hood should show up with a bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch!".

Overall Marks : 6/10.

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