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All Horror October – Dog Soldiers

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Dog Soldiers

A team of soldiers on a military training mission in the Highlands of Scotland unknowingly wander into the turf of some very pissed off werewolves.

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The great Neil Marshall was in control here with his first feature. Also, the great Kevin McKidd, from the criminally overlooked show Journeyman, was badass.

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For a smaller production, the werewolves here look fantastic. So much more believable than the overly CGI emo-wolves of the Twilight series. These guys were brutal, intelligent, and downright vicious. If something got in their way, they were going through it.

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A popular misconception is that this was a SyFy original movie, since SyFy loves to tag any movie they play on there as a “Syfy Original.” Often, this brings to mind the super low budget shlock from the Asylum, which turned a lot of people off this film. It has nothing to do with the channel, though, aside from the fact that it is a movie they play fairly often.

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This is one of the few movies to show werewolves in a different light and showcase just how heartless they can be. Seeing werewolves vs trained soldiers is something I’m shocked hasn’t been done more often.

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3 Responses to “All Horror October – Dog Soldiers”

  • Cristiona:

    The werewolf effects in this were nothing short of amazing. The making-of featurette talked about the crazy appliances they had to wear for the legs and how they could barely stand! Still, one of the best werewolf movies ever, and a damn fine horror flick in general. Loved it.

  • MVandi:

    Featuring a character named Bruce Campbell. Awwww yeah.

  • Sychodemus:

    The movie that proves that werewolves are vulnerable to hammers.

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