An American Werewolf in London (1981)
What can be said about this film either you are a fan of this film or not however there is no denying that it is ground breaking for its special effects
David(David Naughton) & his best friend Jack(Griffin Dunne) are backpacking through Europe they get to a place called the Slaughtered Lamb
They say this to each other as they leave the road
It is shortly after they leave the road and they hear an animal, maybe a dog? good doggy Jack says
Then the attack it comes from the dark and is brutal.
We don't really see the animal until later in the film allot of horror films were like that back in the day as they were more focused on character development than bloodshed.
David is scared but Jack is brutally killed, therefore hence the title of this film David will become a werewolf on the next full moon.
The transformation scene gave Rick Baker an Academy Award for his work
here is a video that shows the whole scene and remember folks this is 1981 the film was released they had no CGI they had to do it all by hand.
He starts killing his victims in the theatre, the theatre is vacated quickly and barred up but he breaks loose and goes for the head of the police(literally)
He is cornered and shot and there we get the final image of a man that intended no harm but circumstances would be his final demise.
I absolutely LOVE this film for all its horror and humor also for the characters and even the slight romance.
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