Deathwatch is a 2002 British horror film directed by Michael J. Bassett. During the prologue, a squad of British soldiers is seen assaulting a German trench at night. Sergeant David Tate (Hugo Speer) is caught in the barbed wire and calls out to Private Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell), a 16-year-old member of the squad, to rescue him from the entanglement. Shakespeare, however, has completely broken down from fear due to the chaos around him, and runs off into the fighting, only to be seemingly buried by shellfire moments later. The next morning, the squad finds itself slowly advancing through a dense mist, which contrary to their fear is not a poison gas.