An American Werewolf in London
Filmmaker John Landis backs up comedies The Blues Brothers and Animal House with this monster movie classic (written when he was just 19-years-old), featuring pre-CGI effects from Rick Baker and equal lashings of terror and humour. Follows a backpacking yank who undergoes a hairy transformation after being mauled by a werewolf on the Yorkshire moors.
David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are two American tourists backpacking through the UK when they find themselves at a Yorkshire pub populated by strange locals and ominously called The Slaughtered Lamb. Deciding not to stay there, the pair head off across the moors and are mauled by a large beast. When David emerges from unconsciousness a few weeks later he's told that Jack is dead - so why does he keep appearing to David looking like a reanimated corpse? And what's with all of David's strange new wolfy dreams? As the full moon approaches he's about to live up to the film's title.