Monday, October 28, 2013

The Great Scenes # 64: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Directed by John Landis
 
In this day and age of CGI effects where werewolf transformations can easily be done by morphing and computer animated wolves, this type of old-fashioned make-up prosthetics and practical effects are an endangered species. Luckily we still have the classic films to revisit them. In An American Werewolf in London, a man gets bitten and transforms into a werewolf and we see the transformation in horrific, painful details. This is courtesy of Rick Baker who won the very first Makeup Oscar for this film. Give me this over CGI any day. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

I've never seen this film before but I think this is brilliantly done without the use of any CGI at all!