Dog Soldiers (2002)
October 14, 2023 11:48 PM - Subscribe

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team.

The savage attackers of the special ops team return, and the men are rescued by Megan, a zoologist who identifies what hunts them as werewolves. Without transport or communications, the group is forced to retreat to a farmhouse to wait for the full moon to disappear at dawn.

Neil Marshall's feature film debut stars Michael McKid, Sean Pertwee, and Liam Cunningham.
posted by miss-lapin (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Great action-horror flick with maybe the best werewolf suits since the Howling!
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:57 AM on October 15, 2023 [9 favorites]

I watched this last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. I hope Neil Marshall gets his shit together again.

I wish I could interview Megan because I have many questions, young lady! Mainly about how she thought she was going to escape this, I guess.
posted by queensissy at 2:37 PM on October 15, 2023 [2 favorites]

The Megan twist pisses me off because it just makes no sense. I love the rest of the movie, but that always annoys me.

Marshall had such a promising start between this and the Descent. My friend who saw it for the first time this weekend couldn't get over the "Onion Knight" AKA Liam Cunningham being a villain.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:37 PM on October 15, 2023 [3 favorites]

stars Michael McKid

Kevin McKidd
posted by biffa at 4:52 PM on October 15, 2023 [2 favorites]

Damn it. Why does my brain do that.
posted by miss-lapin at 11:00 PM on October 15, 2023

Well I got the tags right at least.
posted by miss-lapin at 11:00 PM on October 15, 2023

Dog Soldiers is top tier werewolf horror for me, especially in a contemporary vein. It is really good! It holds up!

Aside from The Descent, Neil Marshall's career is pretty variable after this.
posted by Kitteh at 6:07 AM on October 16, 2023 [5 favorites]

Thirding the "what happend to Neil Marshall" thoughts. This was fun. The Descent was great. And then his quality just fell off a cliff.
posted by mrphancy at 7:21 AM on October 16, 2023 [2 favorites]

I have strong feelings about his attempt at Hellboy and none of them are good.

/end of derail
posted by Kitteh at 8:38 AM on October 16, 2023 [1 favorite]

This script really had to work hard for that one Matrix joke.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 12:32 PM on October 16, 2023 [1 favorite]

One positive note for Marshall, he did direct the Game of Thrones episode 'Watchers on the Wall', where Jon Snow leads the defence of the wall against the wildlings. That was pretty good.
posted by biffa at 2:32 AM on October 18, 2023 [1 favorite]

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