While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut....David wakes up in ...
While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut....David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. David dismisses the encounter as a hallucination, but all indicators point to lycanthrope; evenings of barking and bloodletting follow closely behind. While the story is thin and much of the tongue-in-cheek humor is overdone, there are plenty of genuine jolts thanks to makeup guru Rick Baker's eye-popping special effects. The werewolf, resembling a cross between a bear and a wolverine, appears frighteningly real, and, given the fantastic premise, the gore is most convincing (although surprisingly and refreshingly scant). The hospital dream sequences are creative, and the scenes in which the werewolf runs rampant through downtown London are particularly good. In all, An American Werewolf in London is an original, atmospheric film that manages both to scare and amuse. While dismissed by most American critics upon its release, the film managed to secure a place in the annals of American cinema when Baker won an Academy Award for his amazing effects and creature designs. Jeremy Beday, Rovi
Woodvine, John, Naughton, David, Glover, Brian, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter. Good. 1981 Run time: 97. Customer service is our top priority! The item or packaging may have identifying markings from its owner or show limited signs of wear. Digital copies may or may not be present.
Very Good- Very Good Minus due to being ex-library with usual markings. DVD is very good. UPC Code: 025192010491 Director: John Landis Genre: Comedy; Horror; Thriller; Romance; Action Rating: R (Restricted) Very Good Minus.
David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Brian Glover. Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1981. Language: English. Run time: 97 mins. (m110 VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond inside a hard plastic case.
Jenny Agutter, David Naughton, Griffin Dunne. Good. 1981 Run time: 98. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!