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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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  • David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • John Landis in An American Werewolf in London (1981)
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Director:

John Landis

Writer:

John Landis

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first film to earn the Academy Award for Best Make-up. That category was created in 1981.


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

As the doctor gets out of his car to enter The Slaughtered Lamb, it's pouring rain so he grabs his umbrella and runs into the pub pulling his jacket over his head, not using the umbrella.


Crazy Credits

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy star as themselves.


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 (1975)).

  • 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.


Soundtracks

Rebel
(uncredited)
Music by
Francis Monkman
Bruton Music Ltd

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Genres

Comedy | Horror

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