An American Werewolf in London vs. Duel

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Do I absolutely, positively HAVE to choose?

The first film of Steven Spielberg, he was 21 years old when he shot this film in only 16 days. This is my favourite film of all time! The 40 Tonnes truck itself is the masterpiece of the film and one of the best thing about the menacing Peterbilt tanker truck is that Spielberg managed to both transform the truck in a killing machine and to humanise it just a tiny bit (when you see the trucker's left hand waving to David Mann to overtake him in a left curve). This makes the story more credible as the truck is not just a possessed killing machine. For those who wonder how the truck was able to keep up with the David Mann's Plymouth Valiant, the truck used in the film was a 1955 Peterbilt 281 with a 13-speed transmission and actually had a modified twin turbocharged 300 horsepower Cat-1674 engine, allowing the truck to speed up to 90 mph ( even faster in the film 93 mph in a slope due to its very heavy weight). I was sad at the end because I wanted the truck to win because I love it so much (I think David Mann was to be killed by ramming by the truck when he crashed his car at the very end of the film).

Duel forever! 'How can he go so fast!'

Duel is such an underrated masterpiece of cinema, and it came before 'The Godfather', 'Jaws' (which is bicycly a sequel to Duel).

Duel is a good film. I actually like it more than jaws which already puts me in the minority I would say but An American Werewolf In London is clearly the best werewolf film with the best transformation scene. It is quite groundbreaking in make up and plus great blend and horror and humor, therefore it takes the cake here.

Duel is a good film. I actually like it more than jaws which already puts me in the minority I would say but An American Werewolf In London is clearly the best werewolf film with the best transformation scene. It is quite groundbreaking in make up and plus great blend in horror and humor, therefore it takes the cake here.