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An American Werewolf in London

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age 14+

Not bad.

Some moderate graphic violence. Violence and scariness: 4/5 Sex: 4/5 It also has sex and nudity. Sex: Man and woman make out in shower, shown sleeping together and having sex. Not overly graphic though. Violence: Quiet high. Full of scares and some graphic violence. Werewolf attacks are quick but bloody and/or brutal. Corpses seen. Rampage. Destruction in the city. Man shot with silver bullets while a werewolf and is seen with blood on his chest. Corpse talks. Suicide attempts + talks about ways to commit it. People are run over. In the most graphic scene, a man is decapitated by the werewolf.

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age 15+

Pretty Good Movie

This movie is better than I thought it would be. The practical effects are really good and the werewolf if one of the coolest that I've seen. There are a lot of adult situations in the movie though. There is a sex scene about half way through the movie and after the werewolf has transformed back into a human he is fully nude. The third act takes place mostly in an adult film theatre but overall the movie is really good!

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age 13+

Great werewolf movie.

This movie is by far one of the most enjoyable and good movies. The practical effects are some of the best in the business, and the acting is on par. It has a nice pace, and the soundtrack is great. It's worth a watch, and maybe even a few rewatches. My only complaint is that I wish there was more screen time for the werewolf, but the amount we get is enough to sell the movie. SPOILERS AHEAD. The Picadilly square massacre is one the most violent but awesome parts by far, but a little gorey. There is a little bit of nudity, but it's not too much.

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age 16+

“Kill yourself, David. Before you kill others. …Please don’t cry.”

An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy directed by John Landis and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne and John Woodvine. Language(4/5): The film has 15 uses of “f**k”, 11 uses of “s**t”, 9 uses of “G**”, 6 uses of “J*s*s”, 5 uses of “Chr**t”, 4 uses of “hell”, 3 uses of “bloody/bleeding”, 2 uses of “g****mn”, “a**hole”, “Good L*rd” and “yank”, and 1 use of “dumba**”. Near the beginning of the film, a chess player in the pub tells a slightly offensive joke where an overfull airplane has people jumping out to decrease weight, and each time when a person jumps out, they yell a stereotypical phrase associated with them; the punchline comes when an American yells “‘Remember the Alamo!’” and then throws out a Mexican(the joke teller also uses the word “fr*g” once to describe a French person). David tries to get arrested for being a werewolf in one scene, and provokes a police officer by cursing, notably yelling “‘Prince Charles is a f***ot!’” and “c**t” once each. The film has 65 total curses. Sex, Romance and Nudity(5/5): David talks with Jack in the beginning of the film, and Jack says, “‘I’m talkin’ about a girl you wanna f**k.’” David then makes a crude joke, saying “‘Well, I have to make love to her. It’s really very simple. She has no choice.’” A nurse examines David and asks a fellow nurse if she thinks he’s Jewish, the other nurse asks why and she says “‘I’ve had a look’”, meaning that she looked at David’s genitals while he was unconscious and that David is probably circumcised. During a dream sequence, David runs around naked once, with his rear fully visible and his genitals partially seen briefly. David and Alex make out in the shower together and then have sex on a bed thrusting, then cutting to David between her legs, implying oral sex in the same scene. No nudity is visible in this scene, though thrusting is seen and Alex moans and it’s implied she has an orgasm. During the werewolf transformation scene, David rips off his shirt and pants, with his buttocks fully shown and his genitals briefly visible when he takes off his pants, his genitals aren’t shown at all during the transformation despite many revealing angles. During the scene where a man is attacked in a subway, a poster is visible behind him that shows numerous topless women and the word “orgy” on it. After he turns back into a human, he wakes up completely naked in a zoo. When he tries to escape and get clothes, both his penis and buttocks are fully visible, though filmed from a distance. He convinces a young boy to give him balloons, which he uses to cover his genitals, and he steals a coat from an old woman. During the final sequence of the film, David goes to a p*rno theater, with multiple posters designed the same as the poster from the subway. While he’s in the theater, we see the film, with topless men and women seen multiple times and one shot with a man’s butt shown. Before David transforms again, a man is seen sucking on a woman’s breast for a few seconds, partially obscured. When David dies at the end of the film, we briefly see him naked, though nothing explicit is shown. David and Alex kiss multiple times. Despite the explicit sexual content, much of it is in a comedic context. Drinking, Drugs and Smoking(2/5): In pubs, people are seen smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Violence(5/5): Though this film is a horror comedy, the elements of horror and violence are strong enough that most viewers will probably be scared or disgusted. (Disclaimer: I shall be spoiling a lot of the film, if you want a quick summary, just know there’s a scene of body horror, discussion and depiction of attempted suicide, many jump scares, suspenseful scary scenes, and lots of horrific gore including decapitations, slashings and shootings.) When Jack and David go into a pub, they see an evil sign on the wall and ask what it means. The people in the pub are cold and Jack and David leave due to them being unwelcome, and then the pub group start discussing about bringing them back since it’s a full moon. A long, suspenseful and tense scene follows with Jack and David lost from the road while hearing a strange eerie howl and disturbing growling noises. When the noises keep getting louder, Jack and David eventually start running, but David trips and yells, startling Jack. When Jack goes to pick him up, the werewolf reveals itself in a jump scare and attacks him, tearing into him while he screams as blood spurts from his chest and neck briefly. David runs back to help him and sees his mangled corpse, with crushed eyes and a blood-stained face and torso. The werewolf attacks David as well, scratching and biting his face, but then the people from the pub come out of nowhere shooting at the wolf with shotguns and rifles. The wolf dies from the wounds and isn’t shown dying, but the body of the man who transformed into a werewolf is shown, with a brutally bloodied stomach. David wakes up in the hospital and is upset after finding out that Jack is dead and that he’s been hospitalized for 3 weeks. During the hospital scene, David has three dreams, the first having him running around in the forest, attacking a deer, ripping off the deer’s head and eating the meat inside it while entirely naked. The second dream has him viewing himself in bed while Alex checks on him, and the duplicate version of himself turns into a werewolf with yellow eyes and gray skin snarling as a quick jump scare. The third dream involves him with his family; his father opens the door and strange creatures resembling a nazi with a werewolf/monster face come in and shoot David’s family with guns with comical blood while he’s held hostage with a knife to his throat, after his family’s killed, his throat is bloodily slit and he appears to wake up. When Alex tries to comfort him, she opens up the door to a monster gorily stabbing her in the body as a jump scare; after this, David finally wakes up from the dream. When David gets breakfast in the morning, he abruptly sees a vision of the spirit of Jack, whose spirit is in the mangled state that it was in after the werewolf attack, including bloody open wounds with skin hanging out in the chest, shoulder, neck, cheeks and other areas. Jack informs David that since he was bitten by the werewolf, he is now a werewolf and that all spirits killed by the wolf will roam the Earth until David dies. Jack says that David should commit suicide before he harms anyone. After David has sex with Alex, he closes the mirror door and sees a reflection of Jack which acts as a jump scare and screams in fright; in this scene, Jack appears in a green kind of form because of how decrepit his body is. Before David transforms into a werewolf, dogs bark at him and a cat hisses at him when he gets near. When the full moon appears, David starts screaming in pain and then rips off his clothes and starts transforming into a werewolf completely on screen in a long and graphic sequence. We see the fingers on his right hand extending unnaturally, hair expanding all over his body, his shoulder blades extending and injuring his back, and his heels and feet expanding. David screams in pain the entire time, and as the hair keeps growing after his body has become massive, his face looks more and more like a werewolf. His face then morphs into a werewolf, and he opens his eyes, revealing yellow, monstrous eyes. His werewolf face continues to expand intensely, and the transformation finishes with David revealing werewolf ears and howling horrifically into the moon. After being completely transformed into a werewolf, David kills several people. The first of his victims are a young couple, the woman says he hears something, and they’re killed in a jump scare, the werewolf bites them and some blood is seen but the scene is quite brief. A man then goes looking for them and ends up stepping in their blood, discovering a brutally severed hand. Three homeless people hear the werewolf ominously howling in the distance, and after one of them sees it, the werewolf snarls in a jump scare, and the homeless men are killed offscreen. The werewolf then kills a man in a subway in a very scary and suspenseful scene where we never see the werewolf except for a split second. The man hears a muted growl from the werewolf while on a train platform, and the man keeps looking back as he travels up the escalator. After suspecting the danger’s gone, he hears a roar and turns around, seeing the werewolf. We then see the werewolf’s perspective as the camera starts chasing the man, and the man runs for his life. The man accidentally trips after running towards an escalator, and he bashes his head on one of the stairs, with some blood shown on his forehead. The man lies there in terror and defeat, and we see the werewolf emerge near the escalator for a split second, with its entire body visible. The man is then killed offscreen, with the camera zooming in to his face before cutting to a lion roaring in a zoo as the scene changes. David tries to get arrested by a police officer after hearing reports about the murders. David goes into a phone booth and tries to commit suicide by slitting his wrists with a knife, we briefly see blood but David ultimately doesn’t follow through; the scene is hard to watch. David follows Jack into an adult movie theater and he sees the undead ghosts of his victims; the homeless men have some blood on their faces, the couple are doused in blood, and the man on the subway has blood all over his body with gory scratches on his face and torso. Jack has degraded into a zombie, with green skin, half of a mouth and discolored eyes. Jack and David’s victims suggest various ways to commit suicide, including “‘sleeping pills, a knife, an electric shock, a car crash, throwing yourself in front of a tube, and drowning.’” David suggests hanging himself, but Jack says, “‘No, if you did it wrong, it could be painful. You’d choke to death.’” When a gun is suggested, the man on the subway says, “‘No, a gun would be good. Put the gun to your head and pull the trigger. If you put it in your mouth, you’d be sure not to miss.’” The moon emerges, and David starts abruptly transforming into a werewolf in the theater, shaking and convulsing and screaming in pain. A man comes up to David, and David desperately tells the man to run before his fingernails are shown being ripped by werewolf fingernails bloodily expanding, and he quickly turns into a werewolf this time, with his monstrous face briefly seen. David bites the man in a flash, and we hear a scream from outside. The werewolf then kills a man in a quick cut, with little blood seen, and a cop then comes in to investigate. The cop sees two dead bodies with some blood, and the cop shines a flashlight on the werewolf currently eating a man; the corpse has blood all over its torso and legs, we see the werewolf munching on his organs, and his intestines are all over the floor of the theater. The cop runs outside and bars the entrances to the theater. Other cops come and try to help, but the werewolf then breaks out of the wooden door and bites one of the cop’s heads off. We see the wolf decapitating the man with its teeth, and the head bounces off of a car, with blood splattering on the hood of the car as the head falls to the ground. The werewolf runs into the streets and causes havoc, with a bus screeching to a halt so forcefully that a man falls out of a window and onto the streets. The man is then run over and killed by a car, which is brutal, and then multiple car wrecks and deaths occur. A man is run down by a car, and a car smashes into a man, who slaps a woman while falling into a window, they both die. A dead body with a crushed bloody head is shown, and one of the wrecks causes a person to eject out of their windshield, with blood seen. When the werewolf snarls at people, we see blood in its mouth. David is cornered into an alleyway, and we hear him roaring multiple times as cops prepare to shoot him with multiple guns. Alex runs to David and we see a full shot of the werewolf growling. When Alex says that she loves David, the werewolf appears to recognize her, briefly lamenting its rampage, but it then lunges and growls before being killed by the police. We see the werewolf morph back into David’s human form, and we see his nude corpse with bloody bullet holes in all of his body. Positive Messages(2/5): The film has positive messages about love, compassion, kindness and helping others in need, but it ultimately ends in tragedy despite everything. Positive Role Models and Representations(3/5): Many characters demonstrate positive traits in rough circumstances. David, though showing signs of cowardice, is a kind, compassionate man who tries his best to protect others when he finds out that he’s a werewolf. Jack, David’s best friend, supports David even after death, and he defends him and suggests what’s best for him. Alex is a confident, understanding, and supportive companion to David. Watching Experience: Quality(opinionated): (My rating) Rated R For intense graphic horror violence throughout including bloody/disturbing images, sexual content and nudity, and some strong language including a slur.

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age 10+

It's...Interesting.

There is a lot of swearing and gore. Werewolf attacks are gross! It also used the c-word at least one time and has a gross sex scene with the main protagonist and his girlfriend.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing