Despite the name and the introductory title music / opening scene, what seemed to be a run-of-the-mill SciFi Original paid off in spades, quickly becoming one of the best werewolf films in decades. A British military training mission turns deadly when the soldiers come face to face with an unexpected pack of werewolves in the forest. The creatures are hidden throughout the majority of the film, only showing glimpses of the beasts as they dart between trees while they rapidly stalk their prey. The forest setting makes for beautiful atmosphere, punctuated by blue filters and fog effects. The latter half of the film follows the typical Night of the Living Dead scenario, with the wolves surrounding the men in a farm house that was thought to be abandoned. The final reveal shows impressive costuming and design for the wolves, standing 7-8' tall on stilted haunches, made all the more scary and menacing through the use of low-angled shots. Marshall was able to take familiar elements from previous genre efforts and create a fast-paced werewolf film that is both unique and engaging, which is made all the more believable through the solid casting and acting. Dog Soldiers is an absolute must-see, and ranks among the best for 2002 and the werewolf subgenre!