An American Werewolf in London

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10/10.The other great werewolf movie of the 80's alongside The Howling.An American Werewolf In London has the perfect blend of horror with some dark humor such as the cursed man's dead friend hounding him to kill himself along with the guy's victims.Rick Baker's work is pretty good though obviously his work on The Howling is indeed better.I would say both are equally good movies.If anything, they revived the public's interest in one of the best mythological creatures The lead, David Naughton anguish could match Lon Chaney Jr's anguish in The Wolfman quite well. One of the best scenes comes when he awakens in the hospital all pale with yellow eyes and fangs, the monster starting to surface.Yet another masterpiece of horror film making of people who cared about the mythology.An American Werewolf In London is a truly perfect horror movie.


Other mistake: When the two Americans are walking on the moors, their shadows are always in front of them, despite them having changed direction numerous times. Additionally, with the moon always being behind them, how are their faces being lit?

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Alex: David, please be rational. Let's go and see Dr. Hirsch.
David: Yeah, be rational. Sure. I'm a fucking werewolf, for Christ's sake.

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Trivia: John Landis wanted to use Cat Stevens song Moon Shadow for the opening credits. Cat Stevens refused because he believes werewolves actually exist.

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Question: When David transforms, why do his eyes stay shut through most of the change except when his hand changes?


Chosen answer: David has his eyes closed because of the excruciating pain he's experiencing. His eyes open to see his hand change because it's cinematically and visually cool to see his own reaction to what's going on. That's how director John Landis directs!

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