Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall (2001)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Don't be disheartened by the British film industry's dismal record with horror movies - this is as scary, funny and exhilarating as any Hollywood fright-fest of recent years. Its set-up is simple - a bunch of jaded British soldiers on weekend manoeuvres (and hence with limited live ammunition) stumble across the scene of a savage werewolf attack and hightail it to a secluded farmhouse, battling to make it through till dawn against wave after wave of lupine assaults. This is a quite sensational debut from writer/director Neil Marshall, which explodes into life in the first 20 minutes and rarely pauses for breath. Anchored by sturdy performances from Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee and Liam Cunningham, this low-budget film showcases Marshall's remarkable technical prowess, with knockout monster make-up (impressive even in full view), potent sound mixing and fluid camerawork. The knowing humour combined with gruesome gore adds further layers of entertainment, creating what is arguably the best genre crowd-pleaser since the Scream series.


A run-of-the-mill training exercise turns into a bloodbath for soldiers on weekend manoeuvres in the Highlands. After rescuing the lone survivor of a massacred special forces unit, they are set upon by a pack of werewolves. Taking cover in an abandoned farmhouse, they are besieged by the creatures and face a battle to survive until morning. British horror, starring Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, Emma Cleasby and Liam Cunningham.

Cast & Crew

Sgt Harry Wells Sean Pertwee
Lawrence Cooper Kevin McKidd
Capt Richard Ryan Liam Cunningham
Megan Emma Cleasby
Spoon Darren Morfitt
Joe Kirkley Chris Robson
Terry Milburn Leslie Simpson
Bruce Thomas Lockyer
Director Neil Marshall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: PathéGuidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 10 May 2002