Joe (Ed Speleers) is a sort of depressed train ticket-taker. One night he's forced to work a double shift after not getting a much wanted promotion-but that's okay because the girl he's interested in, Kate, is also working that night. Now may be his chance to ask her out. Midway through the journey, through a forested area of Scotland, the train comes to an abrupt stop. The train driver (Sean Pertwee of DOG SOLDIERS) gets out and checks and sees that they hit a big deer. Before he can remove the mangled animal from the tracks he's attacked by something in the woods. Then, the others are stalked on the train. A woman is pulled through a window and the werewolf, a hideously scarred creature, breaks into the trains, though is surprisingly defeated by the passengers, who manage to bash its head in. An old woman is bit and, of course, she soon transforms into a were-creature they have to deal with. There are several more creatures outside and Joe, Kate and the passengers have to somehow survive.
This is the best werewolf movie I've seen since DOG SOLDIERS. The werewolves are also unique looking. While they have extra jointed hind-legs, like a dog, they aren't covered in hair, and the special effects uses a combination of prosthetics and computer animation. The first werewolf we see reminded me of the creature from the 80's film version of RAWHEAD REX, which I'm sure was intentional. If you're itching for a monster movie then you definitely have to see this. Directed by Paul Hyett, who also did the special effects for the THE DESCENT 1 & 2.