This is a list of my Top 5 film werewolf transformations (#1 being the best). Thoughts?
1. Werewolf Hunter: The Legend of Romasanta - There's just something about watching the bones, blood, and flesh of a person reshape in the rain that leaves you with goosebumps. http://bit.ly/d0ypEN
2. American Werewolf in London - As awesome as this film is, it is also quite scary. However, the detail in every aspect of the transformation is pure genius.
3. The Howling - This transformation definitely freaked me out because it's so well done and the creature is so nightmarish.
4. The Wolfman (2010) - This is one of the more recent werewolf transformation scenes, and I feel that the transformation is a well done balance of CGI and above par acting from Benicio Del Toro.
5. Van Helsing (2004) - The pain that must come from ripping your flesh off to reveal the essence of a werewolf lurking underneath is almost unimaginable.
(Side Note:) While Dog Soldiers doesn't include actual transformations, I couldn't help but to at least give some mention to those werewolves. Their beast-like size and intelligence make them that much more frightening.