An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London

Director: John Landis

Writer: John Landis

The transformation scene is for sure one of the most famous scenes in a horror film and watching it now 30 years later it still looks good.  After the dopey CGI obsessed Wolfman remake last year its good to see that some things the computer can’t do the best.  This feels more graphic and personal.  More brutal.  Watching a cartoon Benicio Del Toro rolling around just looks goofy.

The fast romance is something I always have a tough time with in movies.  Two characters just meet and then seemingly fall in love over night.  While that story line isn’t the most important part of what makes the movie works that is something I always have a tough time with.

The ending was really jarring and while I appreciate the risk I don’t know if it really worked for me the way the rest of the movie did.  I know this is yet another movie I am very late on but I thought this was a really good and weird horror flick though.  The kind of genre mash-up movie that can be hard to pull off and I appreciate being made.

About Jon Watches Movies

My name is Jon and I live in New Jersey. These are the movies I have watched since January 1, 2011.
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