1981

Year

36.5

Out of 40

Beware the moon, lads.

Americans David Kessler and Jack Goodman’s European trip is cut short in the north English moors when they fall foul of a lycanthrope. David awakens injured in London and quickly begins to lose resistance to his carnivorous lunar activities.

Reception to John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London was a mixed bag. Popular at the box office but dismissed by critics, it went on to have a huge influence on the genre thanks to its deft mixture of horror and comedy and its ground-breaking, Oscar-winning make-up effects.

ATRM are here to talk 5 pointed stars and full moons but we will not be threatened by walking meatloaf.

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