Jack: "Stick to the road."
David: "Beware the moors."
One of the best werewolf movies
ever made. Written and directed by John Landis
and released in 1981
, it starred David Naughton
as David Kessler, the reluctant werewolf
, Griffin Dunne
as Jack Goodman, his zombie
pal, and Jenny Agutter
as Alex Price, the love interest
Little boy: "A naked American man stole my balloons."
, and eye-popping special effects
; in fact, the film is still considered one of the best examples of the horror-comedy
. Among the film's best scenes are: David and Jack's night in the Slaughtered Lamb
; David's deer dream
; Jack's gory
reappearance in the hospital
; David's suburbia
dream; the awe
-inspiring transformation scene
; the werewolf stalking through the London Underground
; David waking up in the zoo
; and David discussing suicide
methods with a pack of zombies in the porno theatre
David: "I will not be threatened by a walking meatloaf!"Rick Baker
won the first Academy Award
for his groundbreaking
work on this film
. It was followed, years later, by a pitiful sequel
, which it would be best if you avoided.
Alex: "David, relax."
David: "Relax? I'm a fucking werewolf!"
Goofiest trivia: the studio wanted Landis to cast Dan Ackroyd
as David and John Belushi
as Jack.And anyone who tells you "The Howling" was a better movie is a liar or a fool.