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Omega Man
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« on: April 02, 2000, 06:28:54 PM »

How could this be a bad movie? If anything,the s**tty sequel should be reviewed. Too bad Landis didn't get a chance to direct the sequel to this classic. The studios wanted a retread of the first one and Landis' script was too ambitious for them.
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Sir Sword@AOL.com
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2000, 12:20:14 AM »

Many corporate films try to re-tread the path that many classic films create. Nosferatu started the Horror movie genre. Now, there are only Ebert knows how many vampire movies there are. Same goes for werewolf movies. This movie is in the House of Horrors website(It's pretty good!), so I'm not sure it belongs here. There are some B-movie qualities, but all in all, it's not a TRUE b-movie.
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Demonicuss
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2000, 09:18:16 AM »

Truly a classic film.  The s**tter of a sequel only goes to show that movie studios today have no clue how to make a good film.
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Squishy
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2000, 12:43:50 AM »

Watch for Rik Mayall of "The Young Ones" in the pub. Wow, did he get paid for that? (Please tell me you remember "The Young Ones"...)
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Omega Man
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2000, 01:00:37 AM »

Yeah, I remember The Young Ones. It's been a long time, since I've seen that show!
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Tony
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2000, 03:43:54 AM »

I don't know how this horror gem could be considered a bad movie! Oh well, we all have our likes and dislikes I guess. But as for me, I think this is definitely one of the best werewolf movies ever made, next to The Howling and the original classic, The Wolfman. Rick Baker's special make-up effects are simply superb and way ahead of thier time! Even tho its been done a million times, he was the first to show somebody transforming into a werewolf. Baker is another one of those make-up masters, along with Tom Savini and Rob Bottin, who helped create this whole genre and terrified millions in the process! This movie just pays homage to him and all the werewolf freaks around the world and is a nice addition to any horror fans collection.
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Dirk Diggler
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2000, 06:50:13 AM »

Uncharacteristically sexy Brit nurse-Have you ever been to a British hospital?It's worth getting sick with some of those nurses I've seen!Anyway,it's a great film-definitely head to head with the Howling.I always thought that werewolves were underused in movies.If the Mummy can get another shot,who knows?
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Artemis
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2000, 08:09:53 PM »

  American Werewolf in London is far from a bad movie.  If anything, along with the Howling, it redefined a dying genre of successful horror films in the early 80's.  The atmosphere of American Werewolf is the best of any horror movie I've yet seen.  You must have been thinking of an American Werewolf in Paris when you decided to add this terrific movie to this s**tty site!!!!!
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dustin(horror fan)
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2000, 01:43:10 PM »

Im kinda different when it comes to rating good and bad horror movies,and im ussually the oppisite of what people love like dawn of the dead,and so on classics but youll probably think im a big screwed in the head by a nail sucker but i didnt see much what made this movie terrorific!sure the begining with the howls and dreams were kinda creepy and the special effects kicked dawn of the deads ass!but i just think naked people and wierd endings make movies wacked out but the fully transformed werewolf looked cool.ill just stick to scary movies and awesome adventure,action,suspense, ETC.
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Stupid Jacob
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2000, 04:12:30 PM »

This movie kick ass 3 ways to sunday. The transformation scence is amazing.
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Lena
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2001, 02:44:35 PM »

Does anybody know where the beginning scenes were filmed? because I,ve had different places told to me. One person says it was filmed near London as was the rest of the film and someone else told me the moor scenes were filmed on the North Yorkshire moors. I would love to visit the moorland.
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Andrew
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

The Internet Movie database has a section for "Filming Locations."  The <A HREF="http://us.imdb.com/Locations?0082010">entry for this movie</A> has a few listed that might have been used.  I would guess "Windsor Great Park," but we would need to hear from someone on the crew to be certain.

Andrew
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Georgiann
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This really isn't a bad movie at all, but a classic of the werewolf genre.  It's got fine transformations and special-effects make-up, an interesting plot combining humor/tragedy/horror, great atmosphere (especially in the creepy opening scenes), and neat moon-themed oldies on the soundtrack.
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Harry
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

Great Movie..Black Commedy...Camp....

Old Plot well done...introduces Jenney A...Miss UK....

Fantastic Music. Moon Theme..Van Morrisons Moon Dance, Blue Moon (2 vesions), Bad Moon Rising...etc.

Worth Owning in your Library..

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Fortey
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Er...why wouldn't London have it's own SWAT team? It's an enormous city.  Also, why is this a B movie again?
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