Wednesday, May 25, 2016

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

A British American horror fantasy directed by John Landis.
A young man traveling in Europe with his friend is turned into a werewolf after stopping at a bar. The friend is killed and the man is hospitalized. He falls in love with the nurse, but sees his dead friend appear and speak with him. Then the moon becomes full.
This was pretty cool for the date. The plot definitely held my attention and I liked the few main characters, although they were somewhat under-developed. The video style was in the vein of classic monster movies. They showed werewolves as little as possible, mostly using shots of the victim running from the point of view of the wolf. There was a very cool transformation scene that was accomplished with editing, physical effects and a puppet. The soundtrack really stood out with oldies tunes that had a moon theme to the lyrics. I have to rate this awesome because I can't type much negativity about it and enjoyed watching. This would be a good one to see.

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