There are many films that can be considered Lovecraftian horror on a surface level—John Carpenter’s The Thing, what with its preponderance of tentacled limbs and its Antarctic setting, probably chief among them—but if I had to pick which movie best represents Lovecraft’s thematic concerns, artistic trappings, and general aura, it wouldn’t be one of these pseudopod-wriggling entities (admirable as I find many of them). 2,268 more words
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A squad of British soldiers on manoeuvres in the Scottish Highlands are ambushed by a pack of werewolves.
Neil Marshall’s knowing homage to the werewolf movie cleverly combines the myth with other horror formulae to create what is essentially An American Werewolf In London crossed with Predator. 144 more words
While potholing in an unexplored network of caves, six women are set upon by a race of subterranean creatures. And well, that’s it.
Neil Marshall seems to have set out his stall by making a living ripping off Predator, this film being the follow up to the hugely enjoyable but similarly derivative Dog Soldiers. 152 more words
Dog Soldiers is a ridiculously fun movie filled with violence and foul-mouthed language that delivers exactly what it should.
The story of Dog Soldiers is a simple one… whilst on a training mission a group of soldiers are attacked by werewolves and must fight together in order to survive. 304 more words