Our favourite war film ever is the not-actually-a-war-film Southern Comfort (1981). A cautionary tale of what happens when you go up against cajuns in the swamps of the bayou armed only with a whole heap of blanks and no real ammo.
The film’s standout death occurs when Cribbs (played by The Thing’s TK Carter) inadvertently triggers a spikey death-trap. A few years before Predator had all the same ideas.
The film itself is a wonderfully tense thriller that makes Deliverance look like a walk in the park. Even if this film’s a little less bummy.