An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

Blu-ray Disc - 2009
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Two American students are on a walking tour of England. As the trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl and the two are attacked by a Werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The Werewolf is killed, but reverts to it's human form, and the townspeople are able to deny it's existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on 4 feet at first, but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he find a way to die to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural death.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Branch Call Number: AME
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray Disc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 12, 2020

(IMO) - What helped to elevate 1981's "An American Werewolf In London" to a level above being just a standard horror/monster movie were the elements of tongue-in-cheek humor which were regularly injected into its grisly story-line.

But, of course - With that said - When it comes to "American Werewolf's" pre-CGI monster effects - The viewer is definitely gonna have to be totally willing to cut this aspect of the film some really serious slack, otherwise one is certain to be left with a feeling of disappointment by what is being offered to them here.

Anyway - In the long run - I'd say that "An American Werewolf In London" was at least worth a view.

Nov 07, 2018

Yeah. Yeah. OK. OK.... This 1981 horror film's "old school" pre-CGI monster effects may appear to be painfully slow-moving and noticeably clumsy at times. Indeed!

But, hey! - What the heck! - When it comes around to this picture's spectacular "panicking mob" scene (impressively shot in London's "Piccadilly Circus" district) - I'm sure that all can be forgiven.

Directed by John Landis - "An American Werewolf In London" is a fairly entertaining slice of Comedy/Horror where you actually may be pleasantly surprised when some of its howling humor suddenly turns around and bites you on the ass.

This film contains both male and female nudity, as well as some intense sexual situations, too.

Aug 04, 2015

Scary and funny, horror classic!

Apr 29, 2014

One of the best tongue in cheek horror classics ever. You can not go wrong with this one... i'm not a warewolf girl, but i watch this one every chance i get!

lasertravis Dec 29, 2013

This is a great horror comedy. This does the entire horror genre a great credit. The effects ARE dated at this point, but the story and the overall affect of the movie still rock. Funny, gory and scary at times, this is a horror classic that still shines. Perhaps the quality of the huge crop of 80's horror movies. Groundbreaking. Classic.

Oct 07, 2012

The overall content of this film was intelligent and impressive. What I did not enjoy was the fact that near the end it felt rushed, and I was disappointed with the ending.

Jul 26, 2012

I just cant believe what an amazing performance it is by dave naughton , he should of been back for part two , and mabe came back to warn the other bloody werewolves ,about the curse , but anyways lets see this movie together call me 509-350-9924 rey

stephanie1111 Jun 11, 2012

As far as I know, this was the first film to use both elements of horror and comedy, which apparently confused some audiences at the time of the films release. The special effects may not look like much by today's standards, but were groundbreaking in 1981. If you enjoy this film its worth watching the second documentary disc to see interviews with the director, cast, and special effects make up artists. If you like watching films where you want to laugh and cringe at the same time, watch this movie!

Mar 01, 2012

I saw this way back in the 80s. I totally forgot about the humor in the movie. This movie raised the bar for all monster transformations to follow.
Jack you should have stayed on the road.

Mar 24, 2011

Great special effects. Fairly entertaining.

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