1981’s An American Werewolf In London is as darkly funny as it is terrifying. Director John Landis hit a career high with An American Werewolf In London – a film which he wrote and directed. It’s one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
Rick Baker’s effects make-up is still stunning, while the opening werewolf attack remains one of the scariest things ever committed to film. Kudos to stars David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne for delivering first-rate performances.
Naughton and Dunne play two American college students on a walking tour of Britain who are attacked by a werewolf. One of them dies and the other ends up in London…
An American Werewolf In London grossed $30.5 million at the US box office in 1981 following its release on 21 August 1981.