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
Chris Robson (Joe Kirkley) made a confession to Neil Marshall on the night they were set to shoot the scene where his character runs to the barn and drives the jeep back up to the house. He couldn't drive. Marshall punished his tardy admission by making him attempt it anyways for the first take. "He did it and ran off the road." See more »
More than once, Megan asserts that the remote cottage where most of the action takes place is 50 miles from the nearest habitation, Fort William, or from the next glen where Megan claims her cottage to be. Even if she were lying to stop the soldiers from trying to leave, they ought to have known that nowhere is more than 50 miles from anywhere in the Highlands of Scotland, especially not a sizable town like Fort William. See more »
[Wells is drunk while Megan and Cooper proceed to care for his wound]
I tell you what, I love him. I love you! Like the mate that I... that I love.
Would you like to be alone?
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During the closing credits b&w photographs are shown from the camera used during the siege in the cottage. See more »
There is a little sub genre of horror that involves people with guns vs. monsters. The most famous are of course Aliens, but there are few others (28 days later is another example).
Soldiers are the people of our society to whom we give the latest technology for killing, train them in this art to basically make monsters out of men and then their job is defend civilization against the monsters (where it is Osoma Bin Ladin or Werewolves, it doesn't matter).
Having said or that, this low budget, but well made horror flick has a squad of soldiers wandering around Scotland on a routine training mission, only to find out they are really there as bait for werewolves.
Lots of guns, guts (sausages) and gory glory. Heaps of pop culture references, fine acting, some scares, but lots of action. The werewolves are cool, the military action is authentic enough, and the analogy of the pack of werewolves and the squad of soldiers is a good one. It never had theatrical release in America, but did very well for itself in the UK.
Overall a good movie, with some flaws such as plot twists either being obvious (but then I tend to get most of them right away) or just silly and much of the time they are playing the movie for laughs when the audience is more into the tension and is there for the scare.
You won't see many horror films like this, so if you like soldier movies, horror movies, low budget movies or just want something a little different, see it.
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