One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »
A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves.Written by
Contrary to online speculation, the character of 'Spoon' Witherspoon was not named specifically to set up the third act reference to The Matrix (1999). See more »
When Ryan holds his automatic to Cooper's head during the 'special forces selection' scene at the beginning of the film, the magazine is clearly not inserted. This can be seen when he rotates his wrist to check the time. Ryan racks the slide (you see him do it) and goes on to shoot a dog with it a minute or so later.
As with all automatics, there can be a round ready to fire or 'up the spout' as it were, even without a magazine in place. It is why you always see a character dropping the magazine and the racking the slide at least once to clear the shell that's 'up the spout' or properly, 'chambered'.
In this case, either the prop man goofed, or Ryan quietly slipped a magazine into it after he checked the time, and its the reason he racked the slide afterwards - to chamber a round, as he'd pointed an empty weapon at his recruits' head - NOT a loaded one. See more »
When we blow that fuse that place is gonna go up like Zabriskie Point.
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There are no opening credits, other than the title. See more »
American Werewolf in London, was always my favourite werewolf movie. well, this is better!
The cast are not widely known, familiar faces, but no star names, yet they all give first class performances. The dialogue is slick and realistic and the plot and characters build very well.
The gore is truly realistic and looks painful at times, similar to some of the scenes at the start of Private Ryan.
Most of the characters are rock hard nutter's, and they spout off cheesy lines like 'Come and ave a go if you think your hard enough!' and 'I Hope i give you the Sh*t's, you F*ck*n Wimp!' said just after a great fist fight with a werewolf and just before he is about to be eaten.
At no point does this movie try to take itself seriously, and that's why its so good. It really is very funny and at the same time pretty realistic (for a werewolf film). If you like the genre you simply have too see this film, if you don't your missing a treat.
9/10 Great fun
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