Directed by: John Landis
Actors: Joe Belcher, David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter
Country: UK | USA
Also known as: Le loup-garou de Londres, Un lupo mannaro americano a Londra, The American Werewolf, En amerikansk varulv i London
The legendary «An American werewolf in London» I’m familiar with from my childhood, I love and I’m reviewing it regularly to this day. This is – the classic horror film, which is capable of hitting, surprise and add adrenaline, as a whole, clearly leave positive emotions and vivid impressions after seeing it. To the best of intimidating and very stressful enough filled with action, this movie and still looks quite impressive, exciting and did not feel “out of date”, does not seem implausible or unnatural. And that is why a well-deserved statuette “Oscar” for best makeup was awarded this tape is not in vain, because as of today, in an age of advanced and modern cinema-video equipment, this tape does not lose its atmospherics, saturation, and the most that neither is a full-fledged membership in genre.
The painting itself, its characters, plot, and especially the image of a monster – all this is so cool created, traced and presented to the audience that at first sight of the creature as a whole come to the conclusion that it is almost perfect and nearly perfect. There is nothing extra, nothing that could be added, add or change – all you need to film in this genre, in this tape is present: the present and the fear of the audience, and every second waiting fabulous werewolf out by “jumping” directly to the screen or, for example, is very intense and chilling moments hunting monsters on the lost or not vigilant single-nighters citizens who brutally pay for such a walk under the full moon.
If … the actors talk about the game and all that is connected with the characters, and here come in and move them from one place to another, and dialogues, and in fact, believability, not affectedness throughout the course of events, then there is noticeable light and original , it is not a standard approach with which creative way began shooting pictures as creators and performers themselves the main roles. Do not cast doubt on the reality of what is happening and scenery, and the image of the grim autumn of London, when the very depressing atmosphere makes one believe in the fact that there are very horrible and terrible events.