OMFG. This IS the greatest Werewolf movie ever made (I'm still hoping it will be outclassed by 'Freeborn' but that's not even in production yet) Many people who see this often bitch and moan about the movie being unable to decide wheter it's a comedy or a horror flick, Those people are idiots.
Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of dark humor to keep you giggling in-between David Naughton's lycanthropic hijinks, but not so much that it can honestly be confused as a dedicated comedy. When we meet Griffin Dunne and Naughton they're in a truck full of sheep, this is not subtle; "THESE KIDS WILL BE DEAD BY THE END OF THIS FILM."
I like the script immensely, The dialogue in every scene was accurate to the context, and the characters stuttered and paused mid-sentence to gather their thoughts. Very convincing. I especially like how Naughton believes, to the very end, that it's all one horrible sick joke.
The film's biggest strength is how it practically reinvented the horror movie, everything you see in today's "psychological thrillers" borrows, or out-right steals from Landis' script and exocution.
Wasn't satisfied with the creature design, I would have liked it better if the end product was what you saw at the end of the Famous TF scene, when Dave's skin was still visible. It would've looked freakier. Instead we got a mutant keeshound, oh well can't have everything.
Oh, and how awesome were the special effects? It was like a big 'Fuck you!' to CGI, Go Rick Baker!
Overall a very funny, very scary, very surreal film, if all werewolf movies could be made like this, us horror fans would have it made in the shade.
I gives it 5 moons, you'd have to be stupid not to.