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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Joe Belcher Joe Belcher
Truck Driver
David Naughton David Naughton
David Kessler
Griffin Dunne Griffin Dunne
Jack Goodman
David Schofield David Schofield
Dart Player
Brian Glover Brian Glover
Chess Player
Lila Kaye Lila Kaye
Barmaid
Rik Mayall Rik Mayall
2nd Chess Player
Sean Baker Sean Baker
2nd Dart Player


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A classic

6 years, 8 months ago at Jan 15 11:01
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We don't hear much from John Landis nowadays but, back in the 80's, he was quite a successful director and one of his biggest success was this werewolf flick which has now reached a cult status. First of all, to mix comedy and horror is a tricky challenge and most movies usually fail miserably but Landis did a good job here and sometimes you might wonder if you should be laughing or be horrified b... read more

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5 years, 4 months ago at May 5 23:22
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"An American Werewolf in London" is a overlooked classic of horror that provides laughs and scares and remains fresh upon repeat viewings. Sporting amazing make-up effects by Rick Baker, it also contains a werewolf transformation scene which has to this day not been topped.

Goofball American youths Jack and David (Griffin Dunne & David Naughton) are backpacking in England when th... read more

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5 years, 8 months ago at Jan 18 9:15
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I have seen hundreds of low ratings on this movie. Which shouldn't be if people actually paid attention to who it's aimed at; The British.
Why are Americans watching this, or any other Nationalities I guess, but I'll tell you now, this isn't a movie for Americans, obviously you get the odd American that appreciates British Cinema, but not many. Americans when they think of werewolf they exp... read more
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Two American tourists in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Release date: 21 August 1981
UPC: 012236045304
Tags: Horror (39), Werewolf (20), Comedy (16), Black Comedy (14), 1981 (12), England (10), 1980s (9), Lycanthropy (8), Werewolves (8), Ghost (8), Romance (8), Sex (7), (6), Supernatural (6), Blood (6), Nurse (6), Death (6), Zoo (6), Hospital (5), Mutilation (5)
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"John Landis does the impossible by mixing comedy with horror and making it stick. Two Americans on the Yorkshire Moors, are attacked, leaving one dead and the other badly injured. Hospitalised in London, he soon discovers that they were attacked by a werewolf and the line is still in him. The transformation sequence is still incredible considering it wasn't computer generated. One moment your laughing, the next screaming. A bona fide classic."


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" 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!". "


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“With the deft mixture of body horror, gore, and irreverent humor, An American Werewolf in London could just as easily be retitled National Lampoon Tak”

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“With the deft mixture of body horror, gore, and irreverent humor, An American Werewolf in London could just as easily be retitled National Lampoon Takes a Stab at Hammer Horror. The results work far better than anyone could ever imagine, much of this thanks goes to the combination of director John Landis, finding a deft blend of dark humor and scares, and makeup genius Rick Baker, winner of the Oscar’s first competitive Best Makeup award for this film.   It begins fairly auspiciously, with two American college students backpacking across England and stumbling across a small pub in the Yorkshire moors. After asking one too many questions, they get expelled from the pub, attacked by a werewolf, and so it goes from there. There’s a little romance, a lot of gags that come at you sideway” read more

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