An American Werewolf in London (1981) re-viewed
Horror comedy mixed to perfection as Landis reinvents werewolf movies and Rick Baker creates monster-making history
TITLE: An American Werewolf in London
YEAR RELEASED: 1981
DIRECTOR: John Landis
CAST: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter
PLOT: Two American backpackers are mauled by a werewolf on the Yorkshire moors. The survivor, haunted by his slaughtered friend, learns he will become a werewolf unless he kills himself.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Beware the moon. And stick to the road.
FUN FACT: Studio executives hoped John Landis would cast Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in the lead roles. John Landis refused.