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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

You don’t need me to heap praise on An American Werewolf In London. I’ve done it before, people way, way, way smarter and funnier and in every way better than me have done it before and it’s kinda like saying “Gee, you know what’s great? Breathing.”

An American Werewolf In London has never been equaled, though many have tried. Nobody, and I repeat NOBODY, has ever nailed that specific balance of the truly funny, truly touching and truly horrifying that John Landis hit. Nobody. Some have made really funny movies set in a horror world (Shaun of the Dead springs to mind), some have made some really scary movies with a goodly amount of humor (thinking something like Silence of the Lambs), but nobody has hit that sweet spot, which makes Landis' film unique. In this genre that's an amazing feat. 

In truth, most great horror movies have bits of levity, a general release valve for the audience, but Rick Baker’s werewolf is my personal favorite werewolf design ever. It’s evil, not just a big dog, but you can see the wolf in there. And that amazing howling sound, which I was told by producer George Folsey Jr. was the sound of an elephant trunk blast played in reverse… mixed other natural animal sounds.

It all mixes together to make a genre classic. Such a classic, in fact, that behind me as I type this I have three framed movie posters: Iron Giant, The Empire Strikes Back and An American Werewolf in London.

We’ve gone behind the scenes with this one before, focusing on Griffin Dunne’s doomed Jack (aka Meatloaf). Today we’re going to let David (David Naughton) get a little limelight as he prepares for what looks to be a moment from the transformation scene with the great (and newly re-Oscared) Rick Baker. I love seeing Landis grinning like a madman in the background! Also I added an extra bonus make-up image at no extra charge!

Hope you guys enjoy and click for a slightly bigger version!

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic plugs it up!

-Quint
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  • March 9, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Rick Baker's shirt

    by Quint

    I want it.

  • March 9, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Agree Quint

    by darksith

    Just perfect and hasn't been equaled.

  • March 9, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Makin' It!

    by Blanket-Man

    American Werewolf in London: It's a photo of them makin' it! See what I did there?

  • March 9, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Gay Bears! Respect!

    by Andy Pandy

  • March 9, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    blanket

    by Quint

    Very well played. And I love the hell out of that song. Naughton was kind of awesome.

  • March 9, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I’d like to meet his tailor.

    by Frank Conniff

  • March 9, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Looks to me like they've all been in the makeup chair

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    But if you really want to save makeup budget in a werewolf movie you can't go wrong with Luis Guzman.

  • March 9, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    So many, many beards

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    And yet not one Ryan Howard half-beard...

  • March 9, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Landis looks like...

    by James Westfall

    ... a young Jerry Garcia in the background.

  • March 9, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    "I didn't mean to call you a meat loaf, Jack."

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • March 9, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Good 'ol Steve Johnson

    by spidar40

  • March 9, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    ...funniest motherfucker ever to be in the makeup biz!

    by spidar40

  • March 9, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Great movie, but one thing has always bothered me

    by vin_diggler

    Why did the pub patrons try to keep the werewolf hidden? They obviously new what was going on, but had no interest in solving the problem. Did they have something to gain by keeping the werewolf secret? One patron says "should the world know our business". What does that mean? It sounds like they created the werewolf and don't want the world knowing it.

  • March 9, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The howl was what now?

    by DarthJedi

    No shit?! That is a cool little bit of trivia. That sound always freaked me the fuck out.

  • March 9, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS 'Marin Unit' T-shirt

    by justmyluck

    Easy enough to scan off page 69 of "The Art of The Empire Strikes Back", clean-up in Photoshop and pop onto a T-shirt. Damn, that second pic looks like post-plastic surgery Michael Jackson. I have David Naughton's "Makin' it" 12-inch record in a vinyl pile somewhere (yes, I'm THAT old).

  • March 9, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Makin' it!

    by Generalcatburd

    whoa whoa whoa

  • March 9, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    This movie scared the FUCK outta me.

    by Isaac R.

    Saw it at the Fairlane mall multiplex in Dearborn MI. first weekend it was out. Those nazi monster things freaked me the fuck out...lol

  • March 9, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    I want to see this whole series of pics.

    by JediRob

    Can never get enough of this movie.

  • March 9, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Couldn't you have included a pic of the lovely Ms. Agutter...

    by tritium

    especially if it is of her, sans clothes. Just saying.

  • March 9, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    this was my first R-rated film

    by oisin5199

    snuck a peak back when my neighbors had the laserdisc! A classic. Funny how everyone in these pics, except for the person becoming the werewolf, is awfully hirsute.

  • March 9, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The ONLY thing I dislike about this movie...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...is the use of "Blue Moon" at the end. You do NOT cut from [SPOILER, as if anyone here has not seen this movie by now] the tragic death of the hero to "a-DONGA-DA-DONGA-DA-DINGY-DONG-DANG BA-LOO-HOO-OOO MOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN" Totally ruins the end of the movie for me. I *know* the movie mixes horror and humor, but some scenes shouldn't be made light of like that. It'd be like the death of Shaun's mum in Shaun Of The Dead played for giggles.

  • March 9, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Vin_Diggler...never really thought about it...but,

    by Cheif Brody

    I believe the locals were covering up the exsistence of a werewolf in their village... <p> 1). Because they, themselves were in denial about what it was that was killing people every full moon. While some believed it was a werewolf, the majority of them thought it best to deny, deny, deny there could ever BE such a unholy, supernatural menace running amok. They thought it best to just think it was the work of a crazed moutain lion, and look the other way. (but...they kneeeeew). <p> 2). Or... they didn't want any 'bad publicity'. You yell "Barracuda"...everyone says "Huh?...What?"...You yell "SHARK"....and we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July"...to quote one famous mayor. Perhaps the elders of that village decided they NEEDED tourists and new residents to keep visiting their town...to offer up as "Slaughtered Lambs" to the man-wolf every full moon...lest the beast be forced to hunt the locals families and children. Everyone in town just locked their doors, armed to the teeth and did not venture out in the full moon...they let the "newbies" do that, and it satiated the beast's blood lust. <p> 3). Perhaps they were "protecting" the werewolf? Perhaps he was a well respected and loved elder of the village when he wasn't busy ripping throats out? They didn't want surrounding villages to storm their town demanding the werewolf's head on a platter if the news got out? <p> Either way...it matters not. That scene accomplished everything it need to do...scare the fuck out of Jack and David...and we the audience as well. <p> That would be a good question for Landis to address on a DVD commentary....IF he DID commentaries.

  • March 9, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    One movie that DID equal An American Werewolf in London...

    by James Carolus

    ...is Dan O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead. A truly excellent horror film that also happens to be really funny. I love Shaun of the Dead, but it simply isn't as scary as this film is...in fact, I consider it (along with AWiL of course) the "perfect" horror comedy.

  • March 9, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    jimlonewolf

    by nolan bautista

    ditto on Dan O'Bannons "Return of the Living Dead"!

  • March 9, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Re: nasty in the pasty

    by xavier masterson

    The ending smash cut to black and Blue Moon isn't going for giggles, it's a cruel slap to the face. And it works as intended. It's gut wrenching especially because it undercuts the emotions you would normally feel at an ending like that. We care about the characters of David and Alex and to not have a saccharin fade out to sad end credits music is jarring. It was designed to be.

  • March 9, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    evil dead 2?

    by seabiscuits

  • March 9, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    xavier, Re: AWIL ending

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Sometimes jarring is just plain jarring. I just don't like the music choice at the end of Werewolf, and think it pretty much wrecks the otherwise compelling ending. Imagine the ending of the 70's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers with a song cue like that.

  • March 9, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Re: Nasty

    by xavier masterson

    I'm imagining it, and it's wonderful.

  • March 9, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    xavier masterson is correct

    by KilliK

  • March 9, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen and won't see it?

    by proevad

    Why the fuck are you on this board? Die.

  • March 9, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is David Naughton today?

    by planetran_fan

  • March 9, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    But "Return of the Living Dead" kinda sucked

    by Flip63Hole

    and it certainly hasn't really gotten any better over time. Can't think of a single memorable scene from the movie, though the punk chick dancing naked in the graveyard was watchable, of course. I can think of a hundred better 80's horror films (though few that deserve mention along with "AWiL")...

  • March 9, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Yep...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    folks have been chasing the initial transformation in this film for almost THREE FOOKIN' DECADES. They STILL haven't done it, and that scene STILL makes me hurt.

  • March 9, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    fan: Naughton & Dunne did the DVD commentary

    by justmyluck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j89MzgHcdkg IMDB also shows him still acting, and its msg board links him at at least one horror fan fest. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0622544/

  • March 9, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Someone was tellin me

    by magnetoelectric

    Ya know Winston won the Oscar for Wolfman this year and he won the 1st Makeup FX Oscar for AWiL back in 82.. I had to look it up because I couldn't believe it. Why the fuck weren't they giving out Oscars for Makeup prior to 82? 82??!! You couldn't give out an award for makeup before fucking eighty-two???!

  • March 9, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Agreed, end title music works brilliantly

    by BenBraddock

    Still works every time I see it!

  • March 9, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    "Carrie" tomorrow... me thinks.

    by daveknight72

    Great photos, by the way.

  • March 9, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Looks like backstage at a Kiss concert

    by Mel

  • March 9, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Looks like the cast of Dark Star stumbled in..!

    by workshed

    So very hairy.

  • March 9, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    The GREATEST

    by RoarsLoudly

    Werewolf film to date!! A CLASSIC that has yet to be surpassed.

  • March 9, 2011, 11:46 p.m. CST

    edryder

    by justmyluck

    You mean BAKER and the 1981 Oscars (broadcast in 82). I remember watching the Oscars that year and was jazzed to actually see Rick Baker on stage (after reading about his work in 'Famous Monsters', 'Fangoria' and 'Starlog' in tony bits about THE EXORCIST, THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, THE FURY and even Landis' SCHLOCK). The other 1981 Oscar makeup contender *was* Stan Winston for HEARTBEEPS. William Tuttle and John Chambers did get special Oscars for makeup before it became a regular category (long-overdue).

  • March 9, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    *in tiny bits*

    by justmyluck

    not "in tony bits" X-)

  • I guess they had TIGERBLOOD.

  • March 10, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Anyone else think the Wolfman's Oscar win was odd...

    by The Dum Guy

    Just 'cause you can use the phrase "The Oscar winning film The Wolfman" became fact, while True Grit didn't win shit. Oh, and AWIL rules.

  • March 10, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    AAWIL is definitely scarier that Shaun of the Dead...

    by Happyfat73

    But I think Shaun is funnier.</p> </p> I saw AAWIL in the theatre when I was only 9 years old. I can't believe my mum let me go (along with my 14 year old sister)- what was she thinking? - I had nightmares for weeks after this fucker.</p> </p> I think the scene that scared me most was the hospital bed in the forest dream. I nearly shit my pants.

  • March 10, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    One of my favorite movies

    by disfigurehead

    I am glad there is another BTS pic on this. I can't believe that this August is the 30th anniversary.

  • March 10, 2011, 1:02 a.m. CST

    This movie alerted me to the joys...

    by Gabba-UK

    of sex in a shower. Jenny Agutter was rediculously cute in this movie. And Quint is right. No one has made a better funny scary movie since. And all werewolf transformations still haven't bettered the one in this.

  • March 10, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Is Landis drinking a Tab?

    by Ironhelix

    That shit was gross.

  • March 10, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    "Hi, I'm John Landis, I drink TAB."

    by brokentusk

    Eight out of nine directors prefer TAB.

  • March 10, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    If only he was drinking a Dr. Pepper

    by MapMan

    the irony would be complete. Good photos and an excellent movie.

  • March 10, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    this film was quality

    by mrbong

    terrified me as a youngster, provides excellent entertainment now. no werewolf film since has come close to the brilliance of this one, perhaps Dog Soldiers as a distant second. and Dog Soldiers was ace.

  • March 10, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Movie posters in the Underground.

    by Keith Maniac

    When the Werewolf chases Bib Fortuna through the Underground, there a loads of movie posters on the wall. If you look carefully, i 've noticed The Empire Strikes Back, Life of Brian, Any Which Way You Can, Saturn 3, Battle Beyond the Stars, Flash Gordon, Airplane, Raging Bull, The Jazz Singer, Close Encounters of the third kind and, of course, See You next Wednesday. There are more, but i cant quite catch what they are.

  • March 10, 2011, 3:17 a.m. CST

    "Mummy, mummy , A naked American man stole my balloon."

    by alan_poon

    The village scenes were actually filmed in Wales.

  • March 10, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST

    David Naughton released a song?!?!?!!?

    by BookhouseBoy

    Brilliant! Last I heard he would call your mobile and leave a goodwill message for around $20, seriously. One more thing, I last watched this timeless classic back in october. I found out the next day someone was being murdered right outside my door as I sat watching it! Pretty freaky shit...

  • March 10, 2011, 3:47 a.m. CST

    cheif brody / Dandelion

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    I always thought it was number 3, that they were protecting one of there own community, respected elder if you like. Dandelion, why are you even logged in and commenting on this article if you never seen it? What a waste of time, your opinion has no relevance here. Admitting you have never seen it is also embarrassing by the way. Some movie fan you are. On a personal point I can never, NEVER stand on a London Tube station without thinking of the scene in the film, every time!

  • March 10, 2011, 4:14 a.m. CST

    "Why did the pub patrons try to keep the werewolf hidden?"

    by buggerbugger

    It's a local problem for local people. They don't want any of those fookin' city folk coming to the village and turning it into a media circus and tourist destination.

  • March 10, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    theboyfromulster

    by BookhouseBoy

    Ulster you say? Me too lol. We should go glue-sniffing together!

  • Oddly enough, we don't have much of a problem with mountain lions, crazed or otherwise, in rural England. They're a major concern in the cities, of course.

  • March 10, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST

    From the days before Rick Baker adopted the "Rapunzel" look

    by Missing Dink

  • March 10, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    bookhouseboy

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    No probs man, more of buckfast boy but sure a bit of glue will still hit the spot! ;)

  • March 10, 2011, 6:10 a.m. CST

    The Howling

    by elsewhere

    I think Rob Bottins werewolf transformations in The Howling come the closest to equaling AWIL. Unfortunately The Howling is nowhere near as great of a film.

  • March 10, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I actually think the final music cue is brilliant.

    by Mitch

    It says, "Movie's over! Get the fuck up!" Like the rest of the film, it keeps you off balance. I mean what were you expecting? Jack to walk out of limbo and give David more grief? "Jeez, thanks for rescuing me, along with the 27 people you murdered from Limbo, David! Seriously, you couldn't have died a timelier death? Do you know what it's like to rot from the inside out, you schmuck!" David apologizes, then the duo walks toward the pearly gates telling knock-knock jokes. What Landis did with the ending is brilliant. After you die... there is nothing.... except Doo-Wop music (which is an indication that David went to Hell).

  • March 10, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    One of the few loved genre films on the internet.

    by shutupfanboy

    I really love this flick and I am bit disappointed that I don't own it.

  • March 10, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Fascinating to see guys like Rick Baker at work.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 10, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Baker's team did a fantastic job but....

    by v3d

    I think Shaun of the Dead is a better mix of horror, comedy and romance. That said, American Werewolf in London did it first and has Jenny Agutter going for it. @ ironhelix. My late step dad loved that TAB stuff. Drank it every day of his life.

  • March 10, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Nice timing Quint.

    by v3d

    It took me a while to realize you posted this on Wednesday, which is the in-joke in every Landis film. As in "See you next Wednesday". That was intentional wasn't it?

  • March 10, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    theboyfromulster

    by BookhouseBoy

    Happy days mate!! Was on the aul Bucky last weekend lol

  • March 10, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    No Jaws poster Quint?

    by SithMenace

    That's ok, I only have three posters in the basement, Star Wars, Empire and Revenge of the Jedi.

  • March 10, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Btw, this is available on Netflix instant

    by SithMenace

    I've never seen it, but I just added it to my instant queue.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    "Thanks for the ride, sir. You have lovely sheep!"

    by Fawst

    I saw this for the first time when I was four or five years old. I was staying with my cousins who were in their teens at that point, and they decided it would be a good idea to let me watch it. I refused to walk past an open door that led into an unlit bedroom that night. Freaked my shit out but good. This truly is one of the best movies ever made. Sure, other films are directed better, have better acting, whatever, but as far as love for films goes, this one is up there for me.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    dandelion: I agree with the other guy that you are

    by UltraTron

    very cunty. Yes. You are a cunty wanker.

  • March 10, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Agreed with so many above:

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Jenny Agutter: awesomely adorable and hot throughout. Best practical werewolf transformation ever. One of the best mixes of horror, comedy and pathos ever. Abrupt ending and unconventional song use: brilliant and a gut-punch. This and Animal House are John Landis' masterpieces.

  • March 10, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I want thst Star Wars shirt!

    by rob5d4

    But in black. It's slimming

  • March 10, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Keith Maniac

    by nolan bautista

    so that was the Bib Fortuna actor in the tube scene? nice bit of trivia..thanks for the info my fellow geek

  • March 10, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    As classic a jaws.

    by UltraTron

  • March 10, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    As jaws. As starwars.

    by UltraTron

    Just the idea that he starts dreaming like an unnatural creature before he transforms is as good many whole movies

  • March 10, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Still top dog

    by AugustusMacReady

    I would love to see the cut junkyard scene. Can I ask for some opinions on the Blu-ray? This movie is one I would like to add.

  • March 10, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Wait, what?! What "cut junkyard scene"?!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Please, details! Never heard of this before!

  • March 10, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    According to Landis

    by AugustusMacReady

    there was a graphic and shocking attack on the winos that was filmed. During the first (or one of the first) screenings people were so rattled from it they kept talking about it for several minutes after....he felt it distracted from the flow of the film and cut it. I want to see it!

  • March 10, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    This is just as epic as a movie gets. This was avatar

    by UltraTron

    in 1981. I was so afraid of any glass window when I got home. I was like- shit, he could easily crash through that window. Board those windows! This is one of the great Hollywood spectacle reveal movies. The build-up is fantastic to where the audience is on the edge of their seats. We'd seen a man fly and now we were gonna see a man transform believably into a creature. The audience was gasping when his hand starts stretching. I heard sounds from people I've never heard in a theater when his face stretches. Basically cinema redefining moments all throughout.

  • March 10, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Seriously. This was the age before people were

    by UltraTron

    blasé about everything. People were gasping incredulous breath

  • March 10, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    So awesome

    by NateHawg

    I wish I had been able to see this in the theater, it's one of my favorite films of all time. My dad told me the same thing, people were freaking out during the transformation!

  • March 10, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Just finished watching it again on Netflix.

    by Fawst

    Yep, fucking awesome movie. The climax at Piccadilly Circus must have been absolutely horrifying for people in the theater on opening night. The body that goes flying out of the bus and then gets run over, and that CRUNCH that it makes... ugh. Also, the dude going through the car windshield just gives me the heeby-jeebies. That is just such a great sequence of violence, and the best part about it is that David only killed that one douchebag cop. Re-watching that makes me mad that An American Werewolf in Paris exists.

  • March 10, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Is tomorrow's movie Carrie?

    by JAG_off

    Just a stab in the dark...

  • March 10, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    RE: The Slaughtered Lamb's patrons motives.

    by Mitch

    I always thought the wolf was a villager. The whole town knew he was a wolf but couldn't bring themselves to kill him. Instead, every full moon he'd go out in the middle of nowhere on the moors and transform while the town gathered at the Slaughtered Lamb for safety. And even as rude and unaccomodating as they were to Jack and David, they did tell them "keep clear of the moors", "stick to the road" and "beware the moon" like a hundred times, so you can't really fault them for what happened.

  • March 10, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    ....really scarey movies with a goodly amount of humor'?

    by mrbagwell

    I haven't rewatched Silence of the Lambs in long time but I don't remember there being that much humor in it (although the Jame Gumb dance is kinda funny in a sick way). What am I misremembering?

  • March 10, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    augustusmacready: I, too, would love to see this...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...COOL!

  • March 10, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Double Nightmare!!

    by Essemtee

    David wakes up, the nurse goes to draw back the curtains, a beast crashes through the window, stabbing her repeatedly!!! David actually wakes up this time. And pants. Wet.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    HOWLING VS AWIL

    by Composite_Beppo

    Student vs Master - my opinion, Baker's is the better transformation, even allowing for Landis making Rick delay the face (putting it out of sync with the body) - but Bottin's final wolf is scarier... Just didn't like the design, movement or coloring (he's black-furred in transformation then silver gray?) of the AWIL werewolf... That say, both movies are far better than most werewolf stuff since.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    "... the top of the ladder is waiting for me --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- I'M MAKING IT!"

  • March 10, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Simply...

    by kubricksnutsack

    ...the ultimate werewolf movie. A truly great film that will never be surpassed...

  • March 10, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    ROTLD

    by Cureguy

    Quint, are forgetting Return of the Living Dead which came almost 20 years before Shaun of the Dead. It has become well known as one of the few films which blended horror and comedy so well. When I first saw it as a kid, I remember laughing hysterically and being scared to death at the same time. Very hard to do. I have to agree American Werewolf is at the top, but ROTLD is not very far behind.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Shaun

    by Cureguy

    There really is no horror in Shaun of the Dead, it is all played for laughs. They cancel out any zombies trying to be scary. I hated the ending too. That would suck if my best friend became a zombie. I would have capped him before it could happen.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    AWIL-Howl

    by Cureguy

    That howl really is the scariest ever. If ever there were real hell hounds. That's what they would sound like.

  • March 11, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    midnite screening

    by wiseguy100

    in UK last halloween, our local cinema did a midnite screening of AWIL in it's new restored HD print. was amazing and probably the best experience ever going to the flicks. packed house and a lot of folks dressed up as monsters. in USA ppl do this all the time but it's unheard of in UK lol.

  • March 11, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    100% Agree Quint

    by Mike

    An American Werewolf in London has the best combination of Horror and Comedy ever. It's truly scary and truly funny and sometimes at the same time!

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