• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“An American Werewolf in London” is a 1981 horror-comedy film directed by . The movie follows the story of two American backpackers who are attacked by a werewolf while traveling in England. The film has a runtime of 97 minutes and is rated R.

“An American Werewolf in London” follows two young American backpackers, David and Jack, as they explore the English countryside. While walking at night, they are attacked by a werewolf, and Jack is killed while David is injured. David is taken to a London hospital, where he begins to experience strange and terrifying hallucinations. As David's condition worsens, he realizes that he is slowly turning into a werewolf, and must find a way to stop the transformation before he causes more harm.

“An American Werewolf in London” is a classic horror-comedy film that balances scares with humor. The film's practical effects, particularly the transformation scenes, are still impressive and hold up well today. The movie's soundtrack, featuring classic songs like “Blue Moon” and “Bad Moon Rising,” adds to the film's overall atmosphere. The acting, particularly from lead actor , is strong and adds to the film's charm. Overall, “An American Werewolf in London” is a fun and entertaining movie that has become a cult classic.

“An American Werewolf in London” won the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 54th Academy Awards. The film was also nominated for Best Sound and Best Original Song Score. The movie was a commercial success and is considered a landmark film in the horror-comedy genre.

Directed by
Produced by George Folsey Jr.
Written by
Starring , , , ,
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Robert Paynter
Edited by Malcolm Campbell
PolyGram Pictures The Guber-Peters Company
Distributed by Universal Pictures (United States) Producers Sales Organization (International)
Release date August 21, 1981
Running time 97 minutes
Countries United Kingdom United States
Language English
Budget $5.8 million
Box office $62 million

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