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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

USA, UK 97m, Colour
Director: John Landis; Cast: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, John Woodvine

An American Werewolf in London is a horror movie with a sense of humor that may be best remembered for the frightening werewolf transformation sequence that was filmed as a close-up in a brightly lit room. For the period, this was an outstanding achievement in make-up and special effects. Unfortunately, one of the more interesting psychological aspects of this film – the conversations between David the werewolf and his re-animated victims,  remains largely underdeveloped. Despite this inadequacy, and an ending which seems rushed, An American Werewolf in London remains one of the more entertaining and influential films of the werewolf genre (Klaus Ming April 2010).

One comment on “An American Werewolf in London (1981)

  1. CMrok93

    Considering its often campy competition, it’s hard to argue that, if your in the mood for lycanthropy, London is the place to go. Nice post, check out my review when you can!

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