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A naked American man stole my Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! As I sit here typing this my back is to three framed one-sheets. One of them is the Gone With the Wind style Empire Strikes Back poster, another is Brad Bird’s Iron Giant and the third is An American Werewolf In London. Can you imagine a movie like An American Werewolf In London being made today? I know Shaun of the Dead drew some comparisons, but there’s something John Landis was able to pull off with AWIL that is unique. The horror is genuinely scary, the comedy is genuinely funny and there’s a sense of playful danger throughout the whole thing. The nightmare within a nightmare, for instance. Nazi monsters, muppets, murdered children and then you think you’re all fine and safe because David woke up. Nope. Left hook. Besides being one of my favorite movies, An American Werewolf In London is a showcase for Rick Baker just as John Carpenter’s The Thing is a showcase for Rob Bottin. Bottin had a bit more freedom just based on the story he was bringing to life, but Baker’s werewolf set the standard in my eyes and his gore make-up on Griffin Dunne is a thing of legend. And as such, here’s a series of photos of Baker applying the famous Jack make-up, complete with little hangy bit of flesh at the torn out neck! Dunne doesn’t appear to be having the best time, yeah? Heh, looks great! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic has been bbbbaaaaaddddddddddddd! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller

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  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I love that film...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    I really do.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Still to this day..................

    by RoarsLoudly

    The GREATEST werewolf film!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    D. Vader would never...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...steal an American man!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Cool movie

    by Sprinky

    but that's a long time ago and some serious flops Landis needs to be on top of his game again.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Can I have a piece of toast?

    by Denty420

    And now I walk the earth in limbo...

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Those sheep shit on my pack

    by Denty420

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Very Cool.

    by Mike_Hines_Says

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Then murder it is!

    by belasco_house

    It's in God's hands now

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    remember the Alamo

    by ben sheppard

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    A naked American man stole my virginity

    by Robots In Das Guys

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    David, please. Be rational!

    by Denty420

    Yeah, rational, sure. I'm a fucking werewolf for chrissake!!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Stargate is Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    by DioxholsterReturns

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!11

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by belasco_house

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    crazy awesome movie

    by Lucky_Day

    What I remember most about the movie was being in grade school and a friend of mine who had just seen it was describing the movie to me, my 8 year old mind just couldn't comprehend what I was hearing. I eventually saw it a few years later on cable and it still blew my adolescent mind.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Baker's makeup on Dunne is great...


    That little flapping piece of skin in the neck always drove me nuts, just want to pull it off! As awesome as the transformation scene is, I think Bottin's from The Howling is just as good.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Can anyone explain....

    by Rameses

    Why the mate with the torn up face in these pics , keeps coming back in a more decayed state?i could understand if he appeared as a fresh killed ghost and stayed like it throughout the movie , but hes doing ,more of a zombie scenario.Was he meant to be the guys actual body? { in which case his wounds would be stitched post mortem} or some sort of apparition?

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Griffin Dunne

    by kurtisaurus

    I heard in one of the DVD extras that he had a rough time with that makeup because it was depressing to him seeing his own demise.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    What's the word on Landis's BURKE AND HARE movie?

    by palimpsest

    It opens in the UK in about a month, but I've heard almost nothing about it.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    ..Blue Moon..(the credits roll)..loved that ending! A lot of people complained that it was too jarring but it sure had them discussing afterwards..

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    The humor in this film is pitch perfect.

    by rbatty024

    It's pretty damn hard for a film to be both funny and frightening at the same time. This incongruity between humor and scares is the chief reason why so many "horror comedies" fail. To this day, American Werewolf in London outshines them all.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    One of my all-time favorites.


    I must have bought this movie about 4 times(VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, now Blu-Ray.) God to think how much money I spent on now worthless laserdiscs.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Nazi home invasion scene = INSPIRED BRILLIANCE!

    by Stuntcock Mike


  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    lots of good memories for this film..

    by nolan bautista

    from cutting up the Life magazine spread for this movie (to hang up as pictures on my bedroom wall) to doing a H.S. term paper on Rick Bakers SPFX and best of all spilling my young seed at the Jenny Agutter nude scenes

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    prince kamal

    by nolan bautista

    ..remember the Alamo!..and chucks out the Mexicans!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Remember The Alamo-bloody film

    by nolan bautista

    ..bloody awful!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Best werewolf movie by a mile...

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    Nothing comes close. The Howling was fantastic, but the ending kind of killed it when they get to the village of stupid looking "werewolves"...also, The Howling's terrible sequels hurt it's legacy a bit.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite movies

    by disfigurehead

    I saw in the theater. My friends and I made our own super 8 film version. My mom it for me used on VHS at the then unheard of price of $45 which I still have. Much love for American Werewolf.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    AWIL is great, but better than


    Teen Wolf!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    creepiest werewolf howl

    by nolan bautista

    this movie has (why am i talking like Yoda?)

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    That's not Winston!


  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by loafroaster

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    and on top of that

    by disfigurehead

    It was released on my 14th birthday.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Jenny Agutter is hot

    by Gorgomel

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by Keith Maniac

    Alien 3 crew jackets said the same thing.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    This is a classic.... Not Fright Night

    by mistergreen

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Enough from the D.Vader Fanatics!

    by byronical

    Bitch, bitch, bitch. That's all I hear about it. No one cares! Knock this shit off.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by Munro Kelly

    A lot of people forget, or never knew, how expensive movies were, to buy. In the early days of VHS, a brand new film could cost $80 to $100 dollars.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by DioxholsterReturns


  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    The slaughtered lamb exterior scenes

    by alan_poon

    were actually filmed in Wales.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Naked men are gross

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    like seriously so disgusting, it's a wonder more women aren't Lesbians

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    One of many who just love this film.

    by cuthbert84

    I was lucky enough on a visit to London a few years back to make it out to the Black Swan, where they filmed the interior Slaughtered Lamb scenes. My favorite viewing of the film was at the New Bev in L.A. where Edgar Wright interviewed John Landis. This movie broke genre film rules and by doing so practically created it's own.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Jenny Agutter

    by SmokingRobot

    Best part of this film.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    A naked American man stole my behind.

    by Bot-Bot

    and I want it back because I need to sit down. The scenes pics are great today. Enjoying them without my ass. Rick Baker was amazing.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    The Howling was..................

    by RoarsLoudly

    Good and the special effects in some sequences better than AAWIL but the story and pacing were NOT. Especially he ending like MelGibsonsRacialTirade says.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    3 for the price of one! Score!

    by tiggr009

    I love this movie. I was about 7 when this came out, I think, and for some reason my parents took me to see it (they were either progressive or stupid) and I was clearly shitting pants through 80% of it. Fifteen years of therapy means I can l laugh now, of course. :)

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    D Vader (The reason for the bitching)

    by lock67ca

    He was banned for no good reason. It was classless, cowardly and unnecessary. The bitching is more than justified and the person who did it (I refuse to name him) deserves all the bitching he's been getting. This just proves how far this site has fallen in recent years. Trolls are allowed to come on here and post for months and nothing happens, yet a loyal talkbacker who has been here from the start, and never once acted like a troll, has the nerve to disagree with some idiot's policy and gets banned. That's the truth. If you don't like it, bite me.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    The howling was a favorite of mine

    by ufoclub1977

    The transformation was more exciting and interesting in the howling, as was the featured werewolf. The ending was a low perplexing thing though. I realize bakervcould be considered a force behind the howling as well, but time has told that bottin is the more creative in my perception.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    The Howling had a lot of great suspense...

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    There were some great suspensful moments in The Howling where you expect something to jump out at you - sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't. Most movies back then always had stuff jump out at you. I think the opening scene was fantastic - even if the idea of it was kind of funny, heh.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    There was a great pictorial

    by ObiBen

    in LIFE if I remember correctly. I got scared by the photos even before I got to see the movie (I was still bit to young then). Great, great stuff. Now I have to watch the Howling again, it's been decades since I've seen it.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    No love for Wolfen on this thread?

    by JRcanReid

    1981. The year of the Werewolf.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by Missing Dink

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    a naked american man stole my balloons

    by klytusnotdead

    I randomly say that out loud, for no reason, in that british gay voice.end of line.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Wolves and such

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    This is one of the all time great horror/comedy films - the conversations with his slowly decaying friend are classic, and the Nazi demon sequence at the time was pretty freaky. "Innocent Blood" had a lot of the same qualities - I know a lot of people didn't like that film, but I thought it came off really well (Robert Loggia especially). As for Wolfen, I really like the movie, but the book was a lot better - and the random decision to have the wolves suddenly disappear at the end seemed out of place and a complete letdown.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    "See You Next Wednesday"

    by BenBraddock

    When is Landis gonna make *that* movie?!

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Munro Kelly

    by disfigurehead

    I know. I bought Aliens for $80 on VHS when it was released.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    I love "innocent blood"

    by ufoclub1977

    The scene where Don Rickles as a vampire IRS in the hospital bed and burns away when the nurse opens the window... Hmmm.... Let the right one in?

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    I meant "is"

    by ufoclub1977

    Not IRS

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    You made me MISS!

    by alan_poon

    I haven't missed the behind the scenes pic of the day before.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Burke and Hare

    by The_Skook

    Rick Mayall in The Slaughtered Lamb, sniggering. Landis is working with at least three of the cast of AMIL in 'Burke and Hare'. I have high hopes for it! Cast looks perfect. (He says in that British gay way).

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Er, I'd like some tea please

    by Denty420

    Paul Kember was rocking some serious Clouseau in his performance.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Best behind the scenes pics so far

    by TheComedian77

    For once something I can really appreciate. Classic film. A modern horror masterpiece. Of course it's 20 odd years old so I suppose the kids wouldn't consider it modern! I watched the second best werewolf film ever made last night (Howling is so meh).... DOG SOLDIERS. I'm watching a tonne of horror films this month leading up to Halloween. Started with Night of the Demon, then Nightmare on Elm Street. Last night was Dog Soldiers. "I hope I give you the shits!!!" It's no American Werewolf, but I can't think of another were film to touch it. After that it's got to be Curse of the Werewolf. Then.....that's it I guess. Haven't seen Legend of the Werewolf (with Peter Cushing) since I was a kid, so I don't know how that holds up. How about a Dog Soldiers pic next.......??? Think it's all over? It is now!

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:15 a.m. CST


    by GavinVanDraven

    did i miss something? who is D. Vader and why did they get banned?

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    "I'm sorry i called you meatloaf jack!"

    by GavinVanDraven

    had to throw out a quote. its tradition. you know this to be true.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 5 a.m. CST


    by angranoid

    Because it's funny. End of.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    You're crazy Harry!

    by BookhouseBoy

    For banning D.Vader

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    David's acting

    by Fuck The Napkin

    Brilliant movie. David's acting's fucking rubbish though.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Mr. Kessler! (in a Grover voice)

    by NixEclips

    One of my top 10 and definitely better than Howling. Should NOT be remade, as they are attempting. Oh, and I paid $100 for Godzilla: King of the Monsters on VHS back in the day.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    David's acting

    by TheComedian77

    I thought it was fine. If you want to see bad acting in a Werewolf movie, watch Wolfman with Benicio Del Toro. Now THAT's bad.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Classic in all respects. Landis truly gets British humour too.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Perfect film!

    by Shpadoinkle

    I literally do not get sick of it...I must have watched the documentaries and extras on it as many times as i've seen Evil Dead 2, which is many. ED2 is the only other film, apart from maybe Braindead, to balance gross effects, horror and comedy so well.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    I love Meatloaf Jack

    by Sam_Jay_Jick_Donutly_Dildoclip

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by savagedave


  • Oct. 4, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Great movie

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Jenny Agutter--so fine.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Raise your free hand

    by Abominable Snowcone

    if you ever bated to Jenny.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Have to say also, the"See You Next Wednesday"

    by skimn

    porn actress had an amazing rack.<p>And that floppity bit of latex on Dunne always bugged me, but in a good, "that looks painful", kind of way.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Is this from the set of THE TWILIGHT ZONE:

    by STLost

    the movie?

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Just a damn good flick

    by HapaPapa72

    I'm still hanging on to my frayed and faded Slaughtered Lamb t-shirt from some pub in NYC because a) Gift from the wifey and b) This film. So much good stuff...that theater...David trying to get arrested...the transformation...the demon dream sequence(that I think gave birth to the phrase What the fuck?!?), the music...Frank Oz as the American ambassador or whatever he was. And for the record, Abominable, I'm sure I've saluted my flag to Jenny Agutter but I'm positive the moaning nubile lady Brits in the porn movie were quite useful as well.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    "I'm sorry i called you a meatloaf, jack....."

    by Father

    Best werewolf movie ever.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by Rameses

    The porn actress is Linzi Drew. A soft-core brit model of the 70's/80's theres most likely a load of pics of her on the web in vintage sites etc the guy she was in the film with came on her leg...much to her horror!!

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    dont forget the "Wot?"

    by deelzbub

    "A naked American man stole my balloons." <P> "Wot?"

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Queen Elizabeth is a man!

    by disfigurehead

    Prince Charles is a faggot! Shakespeare's French!

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Naughty Nina!!

    by BookhouseBoy

    Its amazing how accurate Landis was in terms of satirising the British Tabloid Press. Right on the money..

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    "Whoa...DUCK VIC!!!"

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Director fail.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Norman Wisdom is dead

    by cool_britannia79

    Now he truly WAS British humour

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Helicopter blades

    by Turingtestee


  • Oct. 4, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Have you tried talking to a corpse?

    by TheFlyingWasp

    It's boring.