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Film: Dog Soldiers
Director: Neil Marshall
Performers: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Emma Cleasby, Vilrikke’s Acer (Sam the Dog)
Production Information: Kismet Productions, 2002 (UK)
Breed featured: Border Collie

This is a werewolf movie set in the Scottish Highlands, in which a platoon of soldiers in training unexpectedly find themselves hunted by a paranormal pack of predators. Before too many soldiers get their guts ripped out and their faces gnawed off, they’re intercepted by a beautiful female zoologist who leads them to a house in the middle of the forest (apparently emptied of all inhabitants except for one collie) where they take refuge and fight to survive until dawn.

I don’t have much to say about werewolf movies. I guess I don’t have much to say about this one, either. It had some gore and just one special twist at the end that made it not brilliant, but respectable. The character designs, costuming and effects were adequate — though I found the werewolves to be more cute than frightening, when their faces were revealed.

Sam the dog makes it out alive. That’s all you really need to know.

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