Another American Werewolf in London
Hey all you werewolf movie lovers, it looks like the classic werewolf flick, An American Werewolf In London, is getting remade. You read that correctly, the cult hit that was written and direction by the popular John Landis and released in 1981 is getting remade. We hear that John Landis has sold the remake rights for An American Werewolf In London to Dimension Films and they will be putting a remake on their ‘To Do’ list. Many of the original fans are already griping about this, expecting nothing more than a disaster. Then you have those that have never seen the original that are just geeked about a new werewolf movie. What about you guys? Yay! or Nay!
If you haven’t seen the original, An American Werewolf in London and have no clue what I am going on about, then I’ll fill you in. The macabre, yet sinisterly humorous film is about two American friends visiting England who get attacked by a werewolf. One of them dies (kind of), the other wakes up in a hospital to find a nasty bite wound. I am pretty sure you can guess what the bite means. He becomes a werewolf, of course, but not until after he is first plagued with nightmares of himself running on all fours, barking and blood letting. He is haunted with the idea of suicide in order to save victims from the past and future victims. To find out what happens next you’ll just have to pick up movie and see for yourself.
The original 1981 flick was recently released on blu-ray disk, so for those hardcore fans, go pick up An American Werewolf in London (Full Moon Edition) and rewatch all the horrifying and hilarious moments all over again, and reminisce about that Academy Award-winning make-up by Rick Baker that was once believed to be the most amazing effects ever (ah, the 80’s).
The original trailer…
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