An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.


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29 August 2004 | caspian1978
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| A Horror Comedy?
An almost impossible genre, the horror comedy is a sometimes dead genre. One of the best, An American Werewolf in London is a comical title that lives up to being a comedy and a horror movie. The special effects by Rick Baker alone, make this movie a hit. The off edge comedy and the almost slap stick style acting welcomes the horror. Many surprises throughout the movie, An American Werewolf in London has a little bit of everything. There are moments of laughter, hate, love, drama, and horror, the movie pushes the envelope in being an original work, even though it is a remake! Keep your ear open for the movie's soundtrack. Several songs with the word "moon". Like the soundtrack, the movie is full of interesting tid-bits. All in all, a great movie, a near classic.

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Trivia

Both David Naughton and Griffin Dunne recall audiences being confused by the post-attack scene where David looks to the right and sees the naked dead man with bullet wounds. He's the werewolf, obviously, but the paucity of werewolf films leading up to 1981 apparently left people clueless as to how they operate.


Quotes

Truck Driver: That way is Proctor, and over here is the moors. I go this way.
Jack: Thanks for the ride, sir. You have lovely sheep.
Truck Driver: Boys, keep off the moors, stick to the roads. The best to ya...
David: Thanks again.
David: We'll miss you.
David: Bye girls...


Goofs

In the final scene an RT bus is shown as being in service in Piccadilly Circus. In fact, the last RTs were withdrawn from service in London in 1979.


Crazy Credits

Lyncanthrope Films Limited wishes to extend its heartfelt congratulations to Lady Diana Spencer and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the occasion of their marriage - July 29th 1981.


Alternate Versions

Due to a mastering error, the second Region 2 DVD (the 2-Disc Special Edition) has been edited to remove the scene where David calls home and speaks to his sister just before he attempts to cut his wrists with a pen knife

  • All earlier releases of the film including the initial 2-disc 21st Anniversary Edition are uncut. Universal Studios issued a statement saying that they will remove all affected stock and issue replacement discs. All Blu-ray releases are complete and uncut


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Blue Moon
Music by
Richard Rodgers (uncredited)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart (uncredited)
Performed by The Marcels
Courtesy of Emus Records

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Comedy | Horror

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