An American Werewolf in London

1981, Horror/Comedy, 1h 37m

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Terrifying and funny in almost equal measure, John Landis' horror-comedy crosses genres while introducing Rick Baker's astounding make-up effects. Read critic reviews

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David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.

Cast & Crew

David Naughton
David Kessler
Jenny Agutter
Nurse Alex Price
Griffin Dunne
Jack Goodman
Brian Glover
Chess Player
Paul Kember
Sergeant McManus
Don McKillop
Inspector Villiers
Frank Oz
Mr. Collins, Miss Piggy
Voice
Anne-Marie Davies
Nurse Susan Gallagher
Paula Jacobs
Mrs. Kessler
Gordon Sterne
Mr. Kessler
Mark Fisher
Max Kessler
Michele Brisigotti
Rachel Kessler
Peter Guber
Executive Producer
Jon Peters
Executive Producer
Elmer Bernstein
Original Music
Robert Paynter
Cinematographer
Leslie Dilley
Art Direction
Deborah Nadoolman
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