While hiking though the English moors, American students David and Jack are attacked by a strange beast that kills Jack and wounds David. David discovers that he is doomed to become a werewolf at the next full moon…
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Funnier than most comedies I've seen. Not only do the special effects hold up surprisingly well, but the film in general is delightfully directed. Thankfully, the movie doesn't tread murky thematical paths but unapologetically embraces the quirky fun (and bracing horror) of its premise. A must-see!
Hammy horror with a comic twist, and the standard raised by one of the best metamorphoses on screen (from human to werewolf) thanks to the Jim Henson production team. Character arc and narrative progression suffer under the gaze of the horror spectacle. Iconic but overrated.
Fuck me, what a wild, weird ride. Boasts an absolutely killer juxtapositional soundtrack and employs it with ironic aplomb. The practical monster effects have aged almost as well as those in Carpenter's "Thing." Naughton and Agutter charm.
The perfect blend of horror-comedy while boasting a great soundtrack, creative dream sequences & prosthetics to rival Savini or any Cronenberg film. An American Werewolf In London was the first ever recipient of the Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup, the transformation sequence still looks amazing & believable in 2017.