The Hunter’s Moon Has Passed — It’s Safe Again To Watch “An American Werewolf In London”

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October 28, 2015 – “Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors.”

The full moon fell on October 27, so werewolf sightings should be over for a few weeks.

Except for those who choose to watch An American Werewolf in London, the horror/comedy classic that defined the genre when it came out in 1981. Directed by John Landis (Animal House, Trading Places, Dream On), the movie brilliantly connected with audiences and it has become a cult classic over the years.

The sequences in which David Kessler (David Naughton) transforms into a werewolf  and the images of Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne, The Discoverers) decomposing were state-of-the-art for their time, the first-ever awarded Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup was awarded to Rick Baker for his remarkable work.

The story details two American tourists who find themselves on the North York Moors in England when the moon is full. The locals do not warn the young men of the presence of a werewolf  and before long the pair is lost. Strange and terrible things happen on the moors.

Fans of the film remain steadfastly loyal. As recently as August, 2015, a 21-inch-long statuette of the Kessler Wolf was offered for sale for the first time at a cost of approximately $400.00.

Watch An American Werewolf in London at FilmRise.com
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