An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

  • Director: John Landis
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Horror, Monsters, Comedy
  • Country: UK, USA
Suspense
Jump Scares
Gore

Plot

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Top Cast


Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne
  • As: Jack Goodman
Joe Belcher
Joe Belcher
  • As: Truck Driver
Lila Kaye
Lila Kaye
  • As: Barmaid

Critic Reviews

Liked
This movie presented a radical melange of genuine horror and self-aware comic touches, not to mention the fabulous Rick Baker special effects.
— Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle)
Didn't Like
It's a failure, less because the odd stylistic mix doesn't take (it does from time to time, and to striking effect) than because Landis hasn't bothered to put his story into any kind of satisfying shape.
— Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader)