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Director:
Writer:
Neil Marshall (written by)
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Release Date:
10 May 2002 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Six soldiers. Full moon. No chance.
Plot:
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Basic, flawed but fun and does much better than the budget would have suggested was possible See more (547 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Neil Marshall 
 
Writing credits
Neil Marshall (written by)

Produced by
David E. Allen .... producer
Vic Bateman .... executive producer
Keith Bell .... co-producer
Christopher Figg .... producer
Harmon Kaslow .... executive producer
Brian Patrick O'Toole .... co-producer (as Brian O'Toole)
Tom Reeve .... producer
Romain Schroeder .... executive producer
Caroline Waldron .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
 
Cinematography by
Sam McCurdy 
 
Film Editing by
Neil Marshall 
 
Casting by
Andrea Clark  (as Andrea Clarke)
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Simon Bowles 
 
Art Direction by
Christina Schaffer 
 
Set Decoration by
Sonja Klaus 
 
Costume Design by
Uli Simon 
 
Makeup Department
Dave Bonneywell .... special makeup effects supervisor
Lisa Crawley .... special makeup effects artist
Peter Hawkins .... special makeup effects artist
René Jordan .... hair designer
René Jordan .... makeup artist
Bob Keen .... special makeup director
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Matthew O'Toole .... special makeup effects artist (as Matt O'Toole)
Anthony Parker .... work shop crew
Justin Pitkethly .... special makeup effects artist
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup designer (as Katja Reinert)
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Laurent Dumas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrico Accetto .... third assistant director
Hélène Coker .... third assistant director
Ralph Eisenmann .... second assistant director (as Ralf Eisenmann)
Sam Harris .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Boris Bartholomäus .... carpenter
Paul Biwer .... master model maker
Claudio Campana .... assistant art director
Claudio Campana .... draughtsman
Geraldine Flammang .... model maker
Guy Hebeler .... model maker
Svet Hrouchoff .... props runner
Christian Louis .... model maker
François Mast .... carpenter
Pascale Michalski .... model maker
Olivier Printz .... picture car coordinator
Stephanie Rass .... assistant art director
Stephanie Rass .... model maker (as Stéphanie Rass)
Tiffany Rodenfels .... props
Gerold Schmidt .... stand-by props
Zoe Smith .... assistant props buyer
Petra Weber .... props buyer
Petra Weber .... set dresser
Bruno Zenatello .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
James Boyle .... sound editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Paul Carr .... post-production sound mixer
Paul Conway .... supervising sound editor
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Alain Goniva .... boom operator
James Harrison .... sound editor
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Nick Thermes .... production sound mixer
Iain Eyre .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Colin Lang .... sound designer (uncredited)
Andy Ludbrook .... sound editor (uncredited)
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Darwin .... animatronic model designer
Roland Goddijn .... special effects
Michel Jancso .... special effects technician
Tacy Kneale .... workshop
Martin Lader .... special effects
Andy Lee .... foamer
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... physical effects supervisor (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
Rick Wiessenhaan .... special effects
Keith Wilson .... special effects makeup
Robert Zepers .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Neil Culley .... compositor
Bob Keen .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Samir Bezzah .... stunts
Roland Goddijn .... stunts
Martin Lader .... stunts
Edward Wiessenhaan .... stunts
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... stunt coordinator (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
Rick Wiessenhaan .... stunts
Ben Wright .... stunt double: werewolf
Robert Zepers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Aach .... clapper loader: second camera
Paul Alexander .... Steadicam operator
Sergio Bernuzzi .... key grip
Riccardo Besantini .... focus puller: second camera
Mathilde Bouts .... clapper loader
Etienne Braun .... still photographer
Gilbert Degrand .... best boy
Mick Durlacher .... gaffer
Graham Johnston .... clapper loader: second camera
Clayton Ramsey .... assistant grip
Catherine Richard .... video assist operator
Carlo Thiel .... camera operator: second camera
Wolfgang Wesemann .... focus puller
Jon Garwes .... assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
Phil Humphries .... assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Monique Durlacher .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Silke Reinards .... wardrobe assistant
Uli Zegers .... wardrobe assistant
 
Music Department
John Boughtwood .... music supervisor
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Mark Thomas .... conductor
Mark Thomas .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Kevan Willis .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Marguerite Auberger .... location assistant
Pascal Charlier .... location manager
Paul de Bourcy .... studio manager
Kirsten Ferwerda .... production assistant
Richard Glass .... contact lenses
Kristjan Hardarson .... assistant accountant (as Kristjan Hardarsson)
Harmon Kaslow .... financial structuring and legal
Christopher P. Kibbey .... vice president of production: Carousel Picture Company (as Chris Kibbey)
Sheila McNaught .... script supervisor
Simon Ricketts .... script editor
Luc Schroeder .... production accountant
Katja Wolf .... assistant to executive producer
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Philip James Morgan .... location scout (uncredited)
Matthew O'Toole .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Stephane Wasila .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence/gore and language
Runtime:
105 min
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Trivia:
In the scene where Wells asks Cooper to knock him out, Kevin McKidd (Cooper) throws a stage punch the first time, but misjudges the distance of the second and catches Sean Pertwee (Wells) on the nose. Pertwee didn't feel the punch however as he really was drunk for that scene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Wells crashes into the oven, the bottom plate comes off and the gas hose falls out. He cuts the hose and in the next shot the bottom plate is suddenly back on the oven.See more »
Quotes:
Cooper:[in reference to Ryan] If he moves, pan him.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Basic, flawed but fun and does much better than the budget would have suggested was possible, 17 July 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

A group of squaddies are sent out into woods in the Scottish highlands to take part in a small practice operation against a group of special force soldiers. However when Sgt Wells' men locate the other unit they find that Captain Ryan is the only survivor and, appears to be mad, gibbering about "things". When the group are attacked by something else, they take Ryan and his array of weapons and flee. They find local girl Megan in a landrover and she takes them to the nearest shelter to attend to the wounded – an empty farmhouse. As Megan tells them of werewolves in the woods, and Ryan sits silent as to what his team were actually up to, the "things" start to gather and strike the house.

With comparatively no budget to speak of, it is no surprise that among the references, this film pays homage to the Evil Dead by calling one of its characters Corporal Bruce Campbell. Certainly with a group of people in farmhouse (cabin) in the woods fighting off an unstoppable supernatural evil is almost homage enough in itself although, for me, this didn't get anywhere near to the horror of that film. However it does still manage to produce quite an enjoyable film even if it isn't really scary in a true sense. The plot is simple and it is a good thing because the action bits are best, while the dialogue bits are less so. The film does pretty well to keep the tension up but I did think it could have been tighter and more suspenseful than it was at times. That said, the attacks are good and, as long as you aren't too demanding, it will do enough to keep you entertained. I must admit that the "Britishness" of it and the fact that it was such a low-budget affair may me more willing to forgive it such things – although some of the dialogue was so clunky and unconvincing that it was occasionally hard to get past – although I did get a big laugh out of the Matrix reference "there is no spoon".

The cast do pretty well, shouting and running around convincingly enough. I would have liked a bit liked a bit more humanity but in fairness the characters were pretty accurate for many squaddy types I know. Pertwee is fun and for probably the first and last time is the big name of the film. McKidd is OK but he has to carry a lot of the talking and it means his limits show up more than the others. Cleasby is pretty poor and she is lumbered with a poor character to boot. Cunningham was fairly obvious but I was constantly distracted by just how much he came across like George Galloway (minus the moustache of course). Lockyer, Robson, Simpson and others are pretty one dimensional but Morfitt had energy and manage to stand out with a bit of character. The direction is good and wisely keeps the camera fluid and the monsters hidden – although I personally though the costumes were good for the money they cost.

Overall this is an enjoyable film. It appears to homage other films as much as it borrows from them, but it does it well enough. It could have been tenser, more exciting and it certainly could have been scarier but it still works as an action/horror of sorts. Apparently a sequel is planned and I hope the bigger budget can improve it a bit but for now this is an enjoyable low-budget horror that is basic but fun and worth seeing.

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