A trendsetter in terms of special makeup effects, John Landis's film is an entertaining but uneven mix of horror and humor.
While hiking though the English moors, American college student David Kessler (David Naughton) and his friend Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen across an isolated pub. The inhabitants' eccentric behavior unnerves them, and they depart into the night. Soon, they are attacked by a wolflike beast that
kills Jack and wounds David before being killed by the pub's patrons. Recovering in a London hospital, David is befriended by an attractive nurse named Alex (Jenny Agutter)--and visited by the undead Jack. He tells David that, having been bitten by a w...