Wednesday, October 29, 2008

American Werewolf in London

(1981) ****

Two young American tourists are hiking through northern England. Cold and tired, they stop in at a village pub, the Slaughtered Lamb. The village folk are circumspect and hostile, and the young men soon leave, having been warned to stay on the road and beware of the moon. The young men get in an animated conversation and wander into the moors, it starts to rain, and out comes the moon. Soon they are attacked by a mysterious creature, and horrific consequences ensue.

American Werewolf in London (another of my “missed classic” efforts) provided a nice blend of humor and horror, with good special effects. Entertaining throughout.

9 comments:

JPX said...

The werewolf transformation scenes still pack a punch after all these years! Are you going to watch the sequel?

Trevor (Tami's friend) said...

Excellent blend too of the horror/comedy genres.

The sequel is underappreciated - it's one of those movies that is just a re-do of the first one, but with one or two nice little twists.

AC said...

agreed, jpx and trevor.

i doubt i'll get to the sequel this 'thon... but do plan to watch it at some point.

miko564 said...

I haven't seen this in years, but I remember it as Trevor said. Funny and scary, with great effects for the time.

Octopunk said...

For my money this was the best werewolf movie ever from when it came out until when it was topped by Dog Soldiers.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I've never seen this one and refuse to because that song annoys me too much. And it's stuck in my head now. Thanks AC.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I was just about to say "where the hell is Octopunk & Julie?" when I saw his comment. I guess my theory that Jordan kidnapped the family for torture purposes was unfounded.

Where the hell is Jordan for that matter? Deadline shmeadline. Lame man, really lame...

Octopunk said...

What song? You refuse to see this?!?!?! (Sputter...sputter).

You gotta see this movie, man. For the Nazi demon dream sequence if nothing else.

Landshark said...

Yeah, nice choice.