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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R   |    |  Comedy, Horror

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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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  • Rick Baker in An American Werewolf in London (1981)
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  • David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)
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  • John Landis in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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John Landis


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Did You Know?


Rick Baker and John Landis had several disagreements over what the design of the werewolf should be. Baker wanted it to be a two-legged werewolf saying he thought of werewolves as being bipedal. Landis wanted a "four-legged hound from hell", the werewolves in the ... ...


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...


When they leave the truck with the sheep, the farmer has to unbolt two bolts. When he closes it he only uses one.

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All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living, dead, or undead, is purely coincidental.

Alternate Versions

Universal Studios re-mixed the film's monaural soundtrack to Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS for the 20th anniversary "Collector's Edition" DVD, replacing the older sound effects and adding some new ones (see also Jaws).

  • Extra thunderclap sound effects were added in the scene when David and Jack are walking in the moors and it starts to rain.
  • The first werewolf can now be heard growling in the rear channels as it circles David and Jack. A louder growl has been added to the rear-left channel after Jack says "It's circling us" to make the audience jump.
  • All the gunshots and car crash sound effects have been replaced.
  • The train in the "London tube" scene can now be heard moving from one channel to another
  • Despite the improvements, the music throughout is inexplicably mixed down a half-pitch and sounds very different from the original mix.


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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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