18 certificateAn American Werewolf in London is a Film programme that first aired in 1981 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

An American Werewolf in London is a 4 star programme

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Directed by
John Landis

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in director John Landis's classic horror-comedy. Two young Americans, David and Jack are viciously attacked by an animal while backpacking on the Yorkshire Moors. Only David survives. As he recovers from his injuries in a London hospital, he forges a mutual attraction with sympathetic nurse Alex. But he also suffers nightmares, as well as hallucinatory visits from Jack's gore-slicked ghost, who warns him that he will become a werewolf at the next full moon. Jack's corpse goes on to say that David must avoid this at all costs, and must therefore kill himself. Unfortunately, David ignores this advice... When the film is scary, it's absolutely terrifying, and when it's funny, it's hilarious; and the Oscar-winning special effects remain genuinely horrific. Also featuring Brian Glover as a belligerent Yorkshireman; and a very early appearance from Rik Mayall.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1981

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA/UK

Filmed in Colour

When is An American Werewolf in London next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 December 31st, 11:35pm and on Film4 Plus 1 January 1st, 2018, 12:35am. See more...

Cast

David Naughton...David Kessler
Image for Jenny AgutterJenny Agutter...Nurse Alex Price
Griffin Dunne...Jack Goodman
John Woodvine...Dr. J. S. Hirsch
Lila Kaye...Barmaid
Joe Belcher...Truck Driver
Image for David SchofieldDavid Schofield...Dart Player
Image for Brian GloverBrian Glover...Chess Player
Image for Rik MayallRik Mayall...2nd Chess Player
Sean Baker...2nd Dart Player
Paddy Ryan...First Werewolf
Anne-Marie Davies...Nurse Susan Gallagher
Image for Frank OzFrank Oz...Mr. Collins/Miss Piggy