Well, I saw me a good scary horror flick, at long last! In fact, it's the film that started this whole thread- Dog Soldiers. Now, I went in very skeptical. The first I heard of this movie was back in the summer when it was aired on TV on the Sci Fi channel. I didn't actually watch it because, most of the time, Sci Fi only shows really really bad low budget, direct to video stuff. Little did I know, this film was a semi-major theatrical release in Britain. Why it was given such poor treatment here in the US, I'll never know.
The only bad thing is that I downloaded it and it was one of those "Videotaped in a movie theater" jobs. The quality wasn't so bad I couldn't enjoy it... But it left a lot to be desired. I checked it out and the DVD is available now so I'll have to see if I can find it to buy.
Good werewolf movies are in desparately short supply. I can say with confidence that Dog Soldiers is easily the best in the genre since the original The Howling. In fact, I would rank DS above The Howling in a heartbeat.
Besides the good old lycanthropes themselves, this flick has something else desperately lacking in recent American horror films: SUSPENSE! I was actually scared!!! Can you believe it? When was the last time you saw a movie that actually made you cringe and jump? I can't even say.
So, basically what I'm saying is, from now on, lets let the Brits make the horror movies! :)
I was going to d/l Cannibal Holocaust on your recomendation, but I looked around on the net for a little more info about it and, I have to say, I chickened out. I think, after watching Dog Soldiers, I've seen enough intestines for a while. Plus, the term "disturbing" was used by some people that seemed to think Dawn of the Dead was a downright lighthearted romp... I think I'll pass for now :funnylaugh: nn[Edited on 15/12/2002 by Rednell]
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