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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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George Oliver George Oliver
Man in Cinema
Brendan Hughes Brendan Hughes
Werewolf
John Landis John Landis
Man Being Smashed into Window
Aileen Lewis Aileen Lewis
Passerby
Derek Lyons Derek Lyons
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Ralph Morse Ralph Morse
Punk on Tube
Laurie Goode Laurie Goode
Hospital Porter
Harry Fielder Harry Fielder
Man Outside Cinema


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A classic

8 years, 7 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

Flat-Out Brilliant

7 years, 3 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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7 years, 6 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 (40), Werewolf (22), Comedy (18), 1981 (14), Black Comedy (14), England (11), Werewolves (9), Ghost (8), 1980s (8), Lycanthropy (8), Romance (8), Sex (7), Nurse (6), Death (6), Blood (6), Zoo (6), (6), Supernatural (6), Mutilation (5), Psychotronic (5)
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“Somewhat innovative, tempered and imprecise in its amalgamation of  horror and comedy, "An American Werewolf in London" nevertheless succeeds in its all of its impenitence and so-real-it's-surreal tonality. Chiefly appreciated for its visceral horror and gross-out effects suffused with anxious existentialism, the film misfires in its sacrificing of character development and narrative coherence for protraction of the signature werewolf transformation scene concerning the focal point of the story, Jewish-American backpacker David Kessler. From its opening scene, a sense of inevitability as well as a defined narrative template is established as David and his wisecracking friend fail to heed the advice of a collectively hexed group of particularly hostile, protectionist Yorkshire locals, thus” read more

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