Nifty Halloween YouTube Thing: Blue Moon

It’s one of those questions that gets movie fans arguing: which groundbreaking “let’s not just do the old overlay/fade trick anymore” werewolf transformation from the summer of 1981 is better, Rob Bottin’s work in The Howling or Rick Baker’s Oscar-winning work in An American Werewolf in London? My vote goes to the latter – the scene in The Howling is visually impressive but otherwise empty, while American Werewolf makes you feel David’s pain, both physical and emotional. Plus, you know, Sam Cooke.

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