Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 19: An American Werewolf In London

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! And tonight he's tackling what is arguably one of the best werewolf movies ever made. Ever! Made!

GREAT movie, in my top 5 of all time favourite horror movies, and if you're younger and get this mistaken for the "sequel" set in Paris then I hate to say it but all hope is lost for you, just... move along. Directed by John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, Trading Places) with a flair for the absurd but always grounded in reality, it's part horror, part comedy, part... satire? A beast all its own and one of the most straight up entertaining movies of all time with award winning practical makeup effects by the great and true master FX artist, Rick Baker. The werewolf transformation scene is a show stopper that still impresses today and no amount of CG effects could ever look as good as what's on display here, just a stunning achievement in makeup. One of the best!

2 comments:

  1. Agreed! "An American Werewolf in London" does have the best transformation scene I've seen. :)

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  2. You know, I really need to watch this one again. It's been years, and I don't have as much recollection of events as I'd like to.

    When I watched that piece of crap Wolfman remake, I remember saying how much better the transformation was in American Werewolf in London. God, it's awesome.

    I saw the Paris one once. I remember nothing. That's probably for a reason.

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