Tag: An American Werewolf in London

A Remastered Werewolf in London

In a little over a month (September 15, to be precise), Universal Home Entertainment will release the remastered, bonus-feature-loaded “Full Moon” edition of An American Werewolf in London. Lovingly crafted for your Blu-Ray player, the Full Moon edition comes with these bonus features:

  • Beware the Moon: (mentioned on Werewolf News last year) In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Paul Davis guides us through a never-before-seen, in-depth look at the Making of An American Werewolf in London, with the help of director John Landis and make-up artist Rick Baker.
  • I Walked with a Werewolf: Make-up effects artist Rick Baker tells of his life-long love of the Wolfman, how he would go on to create the creature in An American Werewolf in London, and how he was able to pour his passion into the upcoming Wolfman feature.
  • Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
  • An Interview with John Landis
  • Make-up Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
  • Casting of the Hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • Photograph Montage
  • Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

This might be enough to make me finally by a Blu-Ray player. If you’re impatient, forgetful or can’t go out in public without biting people, you can pre-order An American Werewolf in London: Full Moon edition on Amazo

Den of Geek: A look back at An American Werewolf in London

The classic werewolf film An American Werewolf in London has been getting a lot of press lately, what with the Blu-ray edition on the way this September, and Dimension Films getting ready to shoot a remake. Today, Den of Geek is taking a look back at AWIL in the form of an article about the film’s groundbreaking status when it was released in the 80’s, and its status today as (some would say) the Holy Grail of werewolf films. Supplemented with some great still-frames and some interesting trivia, it’s well worth a read.

French Lycanthropic Hip-Hop

Although I can’t tell exactly what DIALOKOLECTIV is rapping about here, it appears to be something bristly, snarly, lycanthropic and cool. And while that’ll be my Abercrombie & Fitch logic for the day, I promise to make up for it with a new feature / review that I have in the works.

An American Werewolf in London 1:1 Scale Prop For Sale

Gift shopping for the werewolf fan who has everything? Then why not fill up her living room with this 1:1 scale replica of the werewolf from An American Werewolf in London?

An American Werewolf in London Scale Prop

This handsome fellow is eight feet long from muzzle to back claws, five feet across and three and a half feet tall. He can menace your living space for $3,200 US, which seems reasonable when I consider that the mask in the background of Werewolf News cost me nearly $2,500. Those searching for a more economical werewolf prop might wish to consider the American Werewolf in London prop bust, which is basically the pointy end of the full prop. Visit the Monster Galaxy web site for more details. Anyone wishing to get me either of these items is welcome to contact me for my mailing address. Thanks to Jax for the link!

Landis Sells “American Werewolf” Rights to Dimension; Remake In The Works

John Landis has sold the remake rights for An American Werewolf In London to Dimension Films, Bloody Disgusting reports. Dimension is the film company that brought us Grindhouse, Sin City and the Halloween and Scream film. As a werewolf fan the original is very close to my heart, but I had always assumed that for most people, AWIL was probably just an obscure horror /dark comedy with an abrupt ending. Apparently not! I’ve had a number of news submissions on this, and even Perez Hilton posted about it. No word yet on when /how they intend to bring this remake to life, but Dimension have taken on a huge responsibility if they think they’re going to one-up the definitive cinema werewolf transformation scene.

Curzon Midnight Movies Presents: An American Werewolf In London

Nadia from London’s Curzon Cinemas has alerted me to a midnight movie tribute to John Landis happening on June 26th:


Fri 26th June 9:30pm Bar, 11:30pm Films. A tribute to John Landis – the man who brought you ‘The Blues Brothers’, ‘Animal House’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video. Enjoy live music and a free cocktail in our themed ‘Slaughtered Lamb’ bar, before a special introduction to this ultimate cult classic on the big screen. Dress code: wolvish/nurse/backpacker. Tickets on sale now: £12/£9 members: 0871 7033 988 www.curzoncinemas.com

A midnight showing of American Werewolf In London in a theater that’s situated less than a quarter mile from the scene of the movie’s climax? Awesome!

“Werewolf in London” by gothic180

Werewolf in London by gothic180
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According to gothic180, this puzzled rendition of David (yes, the American Werewolf in London has a name) was inspired by Last Exit  to Nowhere’s Slaughtered Lamb t-shirt. This is a shirt that I like (I’ve even mentioned it before). and while David seems confused about wearing it, you have to admit that he wears it well.

Another American Werewolf T-Shirt

Hot on the heels of Friday’s Slaughtered Lamb T-Shirt post comes this great find by ArcLight: another excellent American Werewolf in London t-shirt, this time from FEARWERX. It was added to their catalog three days ago and it’s already out of stock, but hopefully it’ll come back soon!

An American Werewolf in London

I’m really liking this design, especially Werewolf David and the wonderfully decomposed Jack.

“The Slaughtered Lamb” T-Shirt

Last Exit to Nowhere is a UK-based t-shirt company that specializes in designs “which are inspired and pay homage to some of the most memorable places, corporations and companies in 20th century fiction.” They’ve got some pretty incredible shirt designs, including one that fans of An American Werewolf in London will recognize:

The holiday shipping deadline for North America has already passed, but if you’re in the UK (or anywhere else and don’t mind waiting), you can snag one of these shirts for £17.50. Alternatively, if you’ve got a great idea for a shirt Last Exit to Nowhere ought to create, let MovieMaker Magazine know and you could win a shirt for free.

Restoring the Original American Werewolf

Twenty-seven years is a long time for a film prop to survive– especially one made of fragile foam latex and fake fur. When the werewolf prop from An American Werewolf in London started to show serious signs of wear and tear, the private collector who owned it called on Tom Spina to do some major restoration work.

Tom’s site has an excellent photo gallery and project diary detailing the process of repairing this important artifact from werewolf film history. His work is really quite amazing, and it’s a real treat to see this amazing prop up close.

An interesting postscript: this isn’t the only werewolf work Tom has done. Want to buy a life-like werewolf bust or a full-size werewolf statue? Tom Spina’s got you covered. On a totally unrelated note, I may start taking PayPal donations on this site soon. For… hosting costs. Yes.

Thanks for the tip, ArcLight.