|Cast: David Naughton,
Director(s): John Landis
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There are a few movies in the "Horror" genre that transcend the camp B-Movie stigma that haunts it (no pun). Movies that I can truly recommend to non-Horror fans as "must sees".
The Shining, The Thing, Alien, Jaws, etc...AND An American Werewolf in London.
This is a stunningly scary movie again not for what you SEE but for what you DON'T see. Consider the scene where the lone man is stalked by the werewolf in an underground subway in London...we NEVER SEE the werewolf save for a GLIMPSE of the SIZE of it at the very end of the scene where he is mauled by the escalator.
And, of course, the dark comedy aspect of Griffin Dunne in varied states of decomposition as his undead friend...
Great horror flick. The opening scene scared the bejesus out of me, when they're initially attacked in the moors (not the moops!).
And lots of dark comedy too....the dead friend's ghost, the naked romp in the zoo....
and that CREEPY weird dream sequence when those stormtrooper/ugnaut soldier things storm into the house and kill his family (the kids are watching The Muppet Show....I don't know why I remember that...) Kudos to John Landis.
loved it. A must see horror flick
Pretty scary stuff. Saw it last month.
Just rewatched this and forgot how good the Werewolf transformation scene is. It holds up magnificently. No CGI, no bad FX, and all done in a brightly lit environment so you can SEE the changes taking place.
Same goes for when his dead freind visits him in the hospital....the decayed face and hanging flesh are really well done and in broad daylight, nothing hidden by shadows.
boy - "A naked American man stole my balloons!"
mom - "Whaat?"
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