In 1981, John Landis directed one of the best horror-comedies of all time (In my humble opinion!). It’s the story of two friends, Jack and David, backpacking across Europe. After a run-in with some unsocialable locals at a pub named “The Slaughtered Lamb”, Jack is killed by a werewolf on the moors, with David surviving with a light mauling. Before long, The next full moon is approaching, Jack is appearing to David as a rotting corpse, cheerfully telling him to commit suicide, and it won’t be long before David turns into a werewolf.
Totally the best werewolf movie ever made, if only for the amazing Rick Baker special effects, the amazing soundtrack, and the relationship between the two leads that gives the film a beating heart. Griffin Dunne deserved a great career, damn it! At least he was in “After Hours”, another amazing movie. See it if you haven’t, it’s a classic.
this film is in my top 10 of all time, and not least because it features one of my favorite lines ever: “…whereas I am a victim of your carnivorous lunar activities” which I tend to spontaneously say at inappropriate times in casual conversation