29. DOG SOLDIERS
Director: Neil Marshall
Our Halloween countdown continues with a look at Neil Marshall’s awesome splatterfest DOG SOLDIERS! In an era when teen led slasher movies were at the forefront of horror cinema and audiences were perhaps skeptical about the merits werewolf flicks, along came a low-budget gem that revitalised the genre.
Director Marshall’s early movie sees a group of soldiers on a routine mission in Scotland who encounter a set of ferocious flesh-eating beasts (like the hairy chap in the pic above). What made the movie work so well was that despite some low-budget costumes and effects it never lets up in how simply entertaining it is. Whether it’s the constant attacks from the beasts or the black humour in seeing a pet dog use a man’s intestines as a chew-toy, it is a joy to behold.
Most gruesome scene
Where do you start? Probably with the aforementioned scene in which Sean Pertwee’s Sgt. Wells has his innards wrestled with by a family dog. Hilarious but (literally) stomach turning!