An American Werewolf
in London was a horror comedy released in 1981.
The movie received more positive reviews than negative
in 1981, and ultimately it was a money maker at the box
office. The movie is still considered by many to
be a classic 80's horror comedy. Some of you may
remember the sequel in 1997 called An American Werewolf
In this movie, two friends,
David and Jack, are backpacking through England's North
York Moors National Park. After stopping at a pub,
they are warned to stay on the main road while
traveling. They don't listen, and instead venture
out into the moors to camp. After hearing howling,
they decide to return back to the pub, but they are
attacked by a werewolf, which kills Jack and injures
David before being killed by pub patrons.
In David's dreams, his
friend Jack warns him that he too will turn into a
werewolf soon, and that David should kill himself before
he turns and begins killing others. True to the
dreams, David turns into a werewolf, and goes on a
killing spree. In the end, his love for a girl
stops his aggression just long enough for the police to
shoot him to death.