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Dog Soldiers(Review)[Twisted Throwback Thursday]

There are werewolf movies and then there are Werewolf movies. The debut film from Neil Marshall, Dog Soldiers adds to the werewolf mythos as well as shows Marshall’s attention to detail as well as crafting atmospheres that are nail biting.

The plot sees a troop of British soldiers on a routine training exercise who end up battling an enemy that they are not prepared to face and cannot be stopped by bullets.

War can be horrifying enough without adding werewolves in the mix. It just makes the situation even more hopeless. The troop ends up rescued by a woman and they hole up with her in order to better defend themselves against the terrors they are facing. The woman knows a lot about the enemy, and explains she had been studying them for a while. Against a pack of werewolves, the soldiers are hopelessly outmanned and seem to have no chance.

They come across an enigmatic special ops officer who knows more than what he is saying and is the only survivor of an ambush by the werewolf pack. Tension builds as no one trusts the guy and it doesn’t help that he was injured. We all know where this is going to lead. However what we don’t expect is that there is a twist involved that makes their situation even more dire. It leads to an all out bloody ending.

Gore is plentiful, there is a great story that was crafted here, and we can see the potential that would lead to other great offerings in Neil Marshall’s career. Dog Soldiers is something I highly recommend seeing if you haven’t yet, and it is currently streaming on Tubi.

Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla –

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