An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Director: John Landis
Main Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher
Storyline: Two American tourists hike through London and get attacked by a werewolf. One is killed and one lives with the curse.
Review(Spoilers): The special effects in this movie are over the top and werewolf at its best.We have two young men who are traveling and get mauled by a werewolf that nobody wants to admit lives in the surroundings. From there we have the curse of David (David Naughton) coping with the slow change at night, the haunting nightmares and undead visits from his best friend Jack (Joe Belcher) and others that he killed. The decaying of Jack through the movie is a nice touch and even leads to be a little bit of a comedy but the best part is the transformation of David to becoming a huge nasty hairy werewolf is beyond great and none of that lame CGI crap that we see so much of nowadays. Lots of movies can learn from this one. Also to top it off we have the sexy nurse Alex Price (Jenny Agutter) which adds a nice love story to the movie also.
Rating: One of the best if not the best werewolf movie out there. Grab a case and enjoy a true werewolf classic movie that has over the top effects, gore, sex and laughs.