|An American Werewolf in London is one of the few instances in which a horror film's sharp comedy does not interfere with its story...or its ability to generate sheer terror.
In the dark of night, NYU student-tourists Dunne and Naughton find themselves backpacking through the English moors, get hopelessly lost, and are brutally attacked by a strange wolf creature.
Poor Naughton is the only survivor, but soon he begins to suspect he's doomed to become a lycanthrope at the first sight of a full moon.
Featuring superb Oscar winning make-up effects by Rick Baker and a joyously fun soundtrack, the real spine of American is its bittersweet storyline excellently carried out by sympathetic leads Naughton and Agutter. With a stupefyingly great climax!
Released the same year as two other "wolf" films (The Howling and Wolfen).