“An American Werewolf in London”

“An American Werewolf in London”

Mar 31, 2011

"Beware the moon!"

Day 15 of the DeFranco Nation Movie Club and do we have a treat today!

“An American Werewolf In London” is a classic horror flick from 1981. I remember watching this when I was 10 years old. Holy crap!!! Did it ever freak me out. So, buy I was too excited when Philly D chose this film for the movie club.

It’s been 30 years since it’s release. I have only fond memories of this one. But, information pills I’m roughly 30 years older, a little wiser and have a slightly more refined taste in film (not by much, mind you). So, I was eager to rediscover this monster movie.

You can check out my thoughts in my vlog below.


Oh, and a tidbit of trivia…the make-up and special effects for this film were so groundbreaking that the Academy created the “Best Make-up” category in response to this film. Rick Baker won it that year for his work on this movie. He’s won the Oscar six times since.

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  1. Yeah…loved the movie but I also thought that David Naughton was a really bad actor. I used to think it must just be me, so glad to hear that I’m not the only one with that opinion.

  2. I liked this movie, but didn’t consider it my favorite like many others have. The dark comedy worked, but the scary moments were way too horrifying to actually work with the comedy. Good Review!

    • Really? I think Landis actually pulled of the merging of dark humour with savage horror. And watching it 30 years later, it’s even funnier ‘cuz the horror is kinda silly in light of horror today.

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