An American Werewolf in London (1981) Poster


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Followed by 

Remade as 

Edited into 

Poppers (1984)
On TV screen.

Spun-off from 

The Last Werewolf (2012)
To pay homage to that film


Nosferatu (1922)
The pub scene where Hutter/David Kessler eat/are warned not to go outside for fear of the werewolf
Sweeney Todd (1926) (Short)
when David and Alex are in the cab headign to the hospital the taxi driver says "don' it remind you of the old days of the demon barbor of fleet street. Don' it?"
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Poster seen in Alex's flat
The Wolf Man (1941)
David talks about the plot of the film.
Casablanca (1942)
poster on Alex Price's wall
The Alamo (1960)
The chess player in the pub recalls seeing the film.
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
The nurse mistakes this film for "The Wolfman"
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The scene at the hospital where Alex is feeding David.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Dreams within dreams
Schlock (1973)
Movie-within-a-movie "I'll See You Next Wednesday" (posters in London tube and film in Picadilly theatre) is from director's first film, "Schlock"
At the Earth's Core (1976)
The sound the Nazi werewolves make is the cry of the Mahars.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The poster for the 1980 Special Edition reissue is visable in the subway tunnel.
Animal House (1978)
The end credits, which congratulate Prince Charles and Diana Spencer on their marriage, end with a promo card for Universal Studios urging viewers to "Ask for Babs"
Halloween (1978)
Airplane! (1980)
Poster seen in subway scene
Prom Night (1980)
Poster glimpsed in the tube sequence
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Battle Beyond The Stars Movie poster is on wall of subway station.
Gloria (1980)
movie poster at Tottenham Court Road tube station

Referenced in 

The New York Ripper (1982)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Cat People (1982)
10 to Midnight (1983)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) (Video)
The legal disclaimer in the closing credits reads, "Any resemblance to any persons living, dead, or undead, is coincidental." There are also several visual references
Charade (1984) (Short)
Fright Night (1985)
Teen Wolf (1985)
After Hours (1985)
When Paul leaves the subway, the cop is heard saying "Must be a full moon out there." Dunne's character in An American Werewolf in London says "It's a full moon...beware the moon" when he and David are lost on the moors.
The Fly (1986)
Rate It X (1986)
This film's video cover is shown.
Summer School (1987)
Two characters write an essay about Rick Baker, the special effects makeup artist for An American Werewolf in London, and reference its Oscar win.
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Brivido giallo: Graveyard Disturbance (1987) (TV Episode)
A character says the title of this film.
American Nympho in London (1987) (Video)
title reference
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Pet Sematary (1989)
Golden Axe (1989) (Video Game)
the screams including the villagers in the Turtle Village level can be heard from this movie are featured in this game
Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)
Video case is shown in a video store.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Wolfman Chronicles (1991)
referred to in voiceover, and stills from movie shown
Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary (1993) (Video)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Wolf (1994)
Siskel & Ebert: The Postman/Mr. Magoo/Jackie Brown/An American Werewolf in Paris/Afterglow/The Education of Little Tree (1997) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions the movie in his review of the sequel.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike (as a werewolf is shown driving a car): "'An American Werewolf in Traffic.'"
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
The scene where the police are in the van loading their weapons is mimicked in lock Stock and 2 moking barrels when rory and his crew are going to get their weed back,
NewsRadio: Towers (1999) (TV Episode)
London, says Jimmy, "home of the American werewolf"
Big Wolf on Campus: The Bookmobile (1999) (TV Episode)
Merton mentions studying it
Cold Hearts (1999)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
The abrupt ending, as the monster dies, is a direct stylistic reference to the ending of American Werewolf in London.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Same wolf howl is heard. Both movies also feature a scene of a character having a conversation with a dead person in a movie theatre.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Cooper mentions that locals attribute the disappearance of a young couple to the work of an escaped lunatic.
Diggin' Up 'Bones' (2002) (Video)
Daredevil (2003)
Underworld (2003)
At the start of the movie when Selene encounters a werewolf in the train tunnel, you hear a wolf howl - the sound effect is taken directly from American Werewolf in London, An (1981).
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The first "medicine cabinet" scene with Simon Pegg and Peter Serafinowicz was a nod to this film, as noted in the film's DVD's "Zomb-O-Meter."
Creep (2004)
The POV shot of Kate peering over the escalators.
Film Geek (2005)
Scotty mentions it. Also, DVD is shown in a video store.
Cursed (2005)
Aislados (2005)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
The first time that the transformation visibly happens, the wererabbit looks at his hand becoming a claw (actually, a furry paw) and screams.
Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
similar title
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) (Video)
One of the werewolf films that Chris Walas references
Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005) (TV Episode)
Mention of a mysterious wolf in Piccadilly Circus in the 1980s
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
exact transformation as in this movie
An Erotic Werewolf in London (2006) (Video)
the title is a reference to that movie
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Mentioned as one of John Landis's films. Model shown.
Alien Incursion (2006)
Mentioned in dialog, when the three guys discover the remains of the first victim in the woods.
Beerfest (2006)
Quotes a line from the movie, scene where Barry wakes up naked next to a partially eaten deer
Black Sheep (2006)
The scene of Angus' final transformation into a sheep (especially his face) is a recreation of the metamorphosis scene in this film
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Big Bad Wolf (2006)
Not only does David Naughton have a cameo in it, Melissa and Jason have a dialogue sequence which was taken from it and only slightly modified to be more appropriate. It takes place just after they are interrupted mid-coitus in the woods and concludes when Jason falls and Melissa is attacked.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
When Simon Pegg is telling Nick Frost about his experience being stabbed, he says "I can assure you it was not in the least bit amusing." A line directly lifted from Gerald Bringsley in An American Werewolf In London.
20 to 1: Amazing Moments in Music (2007) (TV Episode)
John Landis mentions that this movie was the inspiration for Michael Jackson's video of Thriller in a segment on this video.
Midsomer Murders: Midsomer Life (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene when the body is found in the woods is later compared to the movie.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
"An American Werewolf in Brenda" is mentioned for a possible porno title
Neighbor (2009)
Quotes the film several times.
Breakfast: Episode dated 27 August 2009 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest John Landis.
Accidentally on Purpose: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster on Billie's wall
Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) (TV Episode)
In An American Werewolf in London, David covers his nakedness with a bunch of balloons he steals from a kid in a zoo following his first werewolf night. In Psych, Stewart Gimbley is similarly covered when Gus and Shawn find him in their closet after his werewolf adventure. Also, David Naughton, who plays lycanthrope protagonist David Kessler in An American Werewolf in London, plays Dr Ken Tucker in Psych.
Psych: Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark (2009) (TV Episode)
A movie poster hangs in Shawn's apartment.
The Wolfman (2010)
Lawrence and David both have nightmares of running through the forest as well as nightmares within nightmares
At the Movies: Episode #7.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
In a review of The Wolfman, David Stratton says that when the Americanised Lawrence, transformed into a ravenous wolf, wreaks havoc on the streets of the capital, "he is truly an American werewolf in London".
Deadly Premonition (2010) (Video Game)
Mentioned during an autopsy of Anna
American Grindhouse (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Bart Mixon mentions it.
Movie Nights: A Day in the Life of Tommy Wiseau (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Mr. Hush (2010)
Holland Price tells his daughter that his father made Holland up to look like Jack Goodman for Halloween.
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Landis (2010) (TV Episode)
Landis talks about his film
The Hairy Hands (2010) (Short)
The garage attendant is wearing a 'Slaughtered Lamb' T-shirt, a fictitious pub.
Creepers & Creatures (2011) (Video)
mentioned once
Scream 4 (2011)
Poster on Jill's wall.
Movie Nights: American Ninja 5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Lupa says this movie has nothing to do with Teen Wolf.
Livid (2011)
The pub sign for 'The Slaughtered Lamb' is outside the pub where the three main characters go drinking / make their plan
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011) (Video)
Poster shown
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Hot Seat: Episode #4.12 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when a question about the movie is asked.
Strippers vs Werewolves (2012)
There's an homage to AAWIL when a dart playing lycanthrope grumbles "you made me miss".
Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) (TV Episode)
Corri uses the phrase "A naked man stole my balloons" while playing the movie quote drinking game.
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Joe gets into a "An American Werewolf in London" trivia contest with the horror fan that blocks him from cutting in line at the horror convention.
Welshy Reviews: Black Sheep (2012) (TV Episode)
"An American Werewolf in London, eat your heart out."
The Cinema Snob: The Beast (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob calls The Beast a tie between this movie and Last Tango in Paris.
Midnight Movie Review: An American Werewolf in London (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian Gets His Face Cut in Half by Jerry Constantine (2012) (TV Episode)
Replicas of the demonic Nazis from David's dream in An American Werewolf in London are shown in Jerry's shop.
An American Mary in London (2012) (Video)
Title reference
Love Bite (2012)
Jamie running naked in the Park.
Face Off: Howl at the Moon (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Rabid Love (2013)
Dream sequences pay homage to similar sequences in 'An American Werewolf in London'
Teen Wolf: Tattoo (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Holliston: Joe's Soda (2013) (TV Episode)
David Naughton guest-stars as a man whom Adam and Joe believe is a werewolf.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: The Legacy of Stan Winston (2013) (TV Episode)
Effects in the 1980s are described as the era of An American Werewolf in London and The Thing.
Ben 10: Omniverse: An American Benwolf in London (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Foxy & Co.: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
VHS shown
Ginger Snaps: Blood, Teeth and Fur (2014)
mentioned once
Face Off: Return of the Champions (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Angry World of Brian Webster (2015)
mentioned by character
A Monkey Phase (2015) (Video)
Geeks Who Drink: Grey Damon v. Josh Brener (2015) (TV Episode)
a contestant identifies the film as one of his favorites
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Sadist (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
Come to Stay (2015) (Short)
In the script Pete and Derek were described to look "as if they would be steady costumers at The Slaughtered Lamb"
The Snarling (2016)
Albert Moses played the hospital porter in An American Werewolf in London, and in The Snarling is featured as a hospital patient with the porter being played by his son, Alex, dressed and delivering lines from An American Werewolf in London
Steve Johnson Goes to Hell (2016) (Video)


The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)
the clip was featured.
The Muppet Show: Señor Wences (1980) (TV Episode)
The kids are watching it on TV just before the home invasion

Featured in 

Behind the Scenes: 'An American Werewolf in London' (1981) (TV Short)
short clips shown
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
A still is shown and Rick Baker wins the Best Makeup Award.
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
Take One: Fear on Film (1982) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'Thriller' (1983) (Video)
short clip shown
Stephen King's World of Horror (1986) (TV Movie)
Sto ypsos tis haramadas (1992)
Nightmare scene shown on TV in control room.
100 Years of Horror: Werewolves (1996) (TV Episode)
John Landis on an American Werewolf in London (2001) (Video)
Making of Featurette
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
clips from thes movie are featured throughout the show
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
True Horror with Anthony Head: Werewolves (2004) (TV Episode)
This program features some clips from "American Werewolf."
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1981 (2005) (TV Episode)
clip shown
SexTV: Monstrous Desires: Sexuality and Horror/A Moment with... David Cronenberg (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips used.
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009)
making of document for the movie
An American Werewolf in London: I Walked with a Werewolf (2009) (Video)
Making of Featurette
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Fright Night (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie was shown during the opening of this episode.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Monster Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Room 237 (2012)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Twilight Zone: The Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
also directed by John Landis
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Werewolf Makeup! (2013) (TV Episode)
Audio of the werewolf howling and growling from An American Werewolf In London is used as a segue from Scott as a wolfman to Rick Baker.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
The wolf is shown prominently, along with the rotting Jack puppet, and various clips from the film as its fx techniques are discussed.


Spoofed in 

Curse of the Queerwolf (1988)
when the first queerwolf is attacked in the alley
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) (TV Movie)
The pub scene is spoofed in the segment "Devil Dog on the Moors".
Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV Movie)
Father Ted: Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep (1998) (TV Episode)
When looking for "the beast" on the moors, Ted quotes the line "It sounds like it's coming from all around us", the scene is set to look just like the scene where two people are followed by a wolf on the moors in this film.
Spaced: Chaos (1999) (TV Episode)
The final scene of a man being stalked through the park by a ghost dog spoofs the opening of this film. The dialogue used by the man is identical to the man from the famous subway scene in this film ("I can assure you this isn't in the slightest bit funny!"). The camera angles, settings and lighting are nearly identical to the scene in the film where the two hikers are attacked by the werewolf. It's confirmed as a parody on both the DVD's commentary track and the DVD's trivia subtitle track.
Jackass: Episode #2.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
recreated during stunt of the same name
The Animal (2001)
Mr. Meaty: Parkerina (2006) (TV Episode)
Parker's transformation as a girl spoofs the famous transformation scene.
Werewolf in a Womens Prison (2006) (Video)
Sara's dead boyfriend comes back maimed to talk about werewolves.
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Daily Mail Urban Remakes DVD"
Futurama: Fry Am the Egg Man (2011) (TV Episode)
The scene in which the crew arrive at the pub spoofs the opening of this film -particularly the darts player dropping his dart.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.24 (2011) (TV Episode)
green screen is used to insert a "Jaywalking" participant into the film
An American Werewolf in London XXX Porn Parody (2012) (Video)
XXX Porn parody
Robot Chicken: Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skits

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