A look at the pains that come with survivor's guilt, only through the extravagant lens of a horror comedy that charms its way into your heart. Consistently engaging from start to finish, with some pretty humorous moments and makeup effects that are just to die for.
"I hope you are quit prepared to die" is one of many fitting quotes from nicely selected moon-themed songs of this masterpiece. Creepy tale of rural England's cursed moors and London massacres perfectly balances humor and macabre - only to concluded it as an honest tragic love story. Rick Baker's groundbreaking effects and Jack the friendly corpse ensure this as an all time classic and the best werewolf film there is
Still one of the best werewolf movies made. It contains some excellent nightmarish visions and the effective transformation with bone-crushing sounds is a strong cinematic moment that towers over any CGI moment I have ever seen. Jenny Agutter as sexy nurse is also fantastic. "Beware the moors, lads!".
Perhaps the finest blend of comedy and horror ever, and one of the very best films of either genre, especially in terms of being a purely fun and entertaining time, without any arty thematic baggage to get in the way of that. Its balance between the two unique styles becomes finer each passing minute. Each scene, every line, truly feels like it couldn't have been done any differently. A masterpiece of the form.
The practical effects were impressive. However, that's it. No actual substance. Granted it had a few golden moments of film making outside of the visual effects. But awkward acting, dull senseless killing, and vacuous directorial pursuits. The ending was pathetically unresolved.Too bad becuase it held such potential to be worth more.Money always has potential and this was no doubt an expensive enterprise to take on.
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.