The 2005 flick Wild Country is such a quick and simple horror film, running only about an hour and ten minutes and getting right to the point—a group of kids goes out into the woods and is hunted by a big lug of a werewolf (that walks on all-fours in American Werewolf in London fashion).
I’ll start off by highly recommending that if you speak English but don’t live in the UK, you should put on the English subtitles when watching this DVD. It is very hard to understand what the kids are saying because their Scottish accents are so heavy. Although, it’s not like the dialogue is loaded with exposition; the plot is very straightforward.
Trying to get over giving up her newborn for adoption, the main girl joins her friends on a hike in the countryside, where they are soon being stalked by the wolf. The gore is minimal and it feels like a rather generic horror film for a while. But once the kids decide to go directly to the monster’s lair (which they’d already stumbled upon) to kill it, the thrills begin.
The last half hour of Wild Country is filled with action, suspense, and blood!You get to see the werewolf full force because the scenes all take place during the day, and there’s one kill scene that is a total visual treat. Basically, the werewolf takes a pizza slice bite out of someone. Me and my hubby both howled with shock. Totally awesome.
And finally, it’s also the last half hour that gives the movie its own spin…and it all goes back to the main girl’s recent brush with motherhood! It’s definitely a dastardly conclusion to a fun flick.