American Werewolf in London
I thought I saw this film years ago, but after watching it I realized I have NEVER seen this movie! What the heck! It’s a classic for a reason, and the special effects were revolutionary for the time. Brilliant stuff. The dream sequences are all amazing and for me it;s those moments that sell the movie. The love story is fine, but I’m not that into it. There’s some great comedic bits as well, which I wasn’t expecting in this film.
I couldn’t help but think of the amazing music video, Thriller while watching it. Michael Jackson specifically asked for John Landis to direct his video, who also did this movie, and a lot of the special effects looks the same, not a bad thing at all. John Landis is also the father of Max Landis, a film-maker who loves wrestling and made Chronicle as well as recently sold some spec scripts for a princely sum, kind of hard to do in today’s market.
But I digress. This is a good film. It’s not perfect, it’s not amazing, but I really liked it. Again the dream sequences are my favorite and you haven’t seen it I’d say give it a watch.
Andres Salazar is the writer and creator of the horror graphic novel series Pariah Missouri www.pariahmissouri.com