R | | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
John Landis stated in an interview his inspiration for the film "was the old 1940s horror movie, The Wolf Man (1941), starring Lon Chaney Jr. in which-unusually the werewolf was portrayed as a victim, films tend to show the transformation from man to wolf through dissolves, but i wanted to capture how painful the entire process would be-and make it painful to watch. Although the film did have alot of comedy, i wanted to treat the violence realistically to make it as terrible as violence always is".
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...
It would seem extreme to take a badly injured patient all the way from Yorkshire to London - a journey of some 200 miles - when St James' Hospital in Leeds would be a lot closer. That is, unless the parents requested their son be taken to a hospital in London, due to ignorance of UK geography or assuming a hospital in the capital would provide the best treatment. Either that, or the locals felt it would be much safer to get David as far away from them as possible.
All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living, dead, or undead, is purely coincidental.
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
$3,786,512 (USA) (23 August 1981)
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