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An American Werewolf in London (1981) Horror Movie Review

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Remember back in the early 1980s when special-effects makeup artists were tripping over themselves to create the next big effect? The Howling boasted a fantastic werewolf transformation scene courtesy of makeup wizard Rob Bottin. Then along came Bottin’s mentor, Rick Baker, with his own spectacular effects in this popular horror comedy directed by John Landis. An American Werewolf in London is more of a makeup showcase than a truly satisfying movie, but the film is effectively moody when David Naughton discovers that a wolf attack has turned him into a bloodthirsty lycanthrope. Jenny Agutter plays his love interest (watch out, he bites!), and who can forget Griffin Dunne as Naughton’s best friend, an undead corpse who progressively rots away as the plot unfolds? All things considered, it’s easy to see why An American Werewolf in London became a modern horror favorite.

Synopsis:

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

About An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Title: An American Werewolf in London
Year: 1981
Starring: Frank Oz, David Naughton, David Schofield, Brian Glover, Jenny Agutter, Gordon Sterne, John Woodvine, Joe Belcher, Jim Henson, Michele Brisigotti, Griffin Dunne, Mark Fisher, Lila Kaye, Paula Jacobs, Rik Mayall, Claudine Bowyer, Sean Baker, Johanna Crayden, Paddy Ryan, Nina Carter, Geoffrey Burridge, Anne-Marie Davies, Brenda Cavendish, Christopher Scoular, Mary Tempest, Don McKillop, Cynthia Powell, Paul Kember, Colin Fernandes, Albert Moses
Runtime: 97 minutes
Director: John Landis
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 4.35/5 stars from 58 users. Reviews: 58.
Genre: Horror, Fantasy



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