25 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

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11. An American Werewolf in London

Release Year: 1981

Written By: John Landis

Directed By: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Augutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

Before the Twilight Saga repopularized the late ’80s Teen Wolf werewolf phenomenon with the Team Jacob craze, An American Werewolf in London howled alongside two additional werewolf-themed movies that same year. Clearly, moviegoers love a good shapeshifter picture.

An American Werewolf in London follows a pair of American students in the midst of a backpacking trip in England when they fall victim to the attack of a werewolf. While one of them dies, the other learns that he will become a werewolf himself under the next full moon.

Even though the all-too-real werewolf makeup will incite a sizable fright, John Landis balances the horror with craftily placed comedy. One of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video, An American Werewolf in London has collected a cult classic legacy, spawned a 1997 sequel set in Paris, and even earned chatter of a modern-day remake.