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How 'American Werewolf in London' Transformed Horror-Comedy

19 August 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's bad enough to be a werewolf, hunted by the light of the full moon. But to be a foreign werewolf? That's beyond cruel. An American Werewolf in London squirms with comic unease from the get-go, and almost immediately from its release 35 years ago — August 21st, 1981 — the bipolar horror-comedy has been celebrated on two impressively different fronts: as a landmark in startling makeup effects that legitimized the gross-out, and as a riotous piece of fish-out-of-water college humor. Calling the film a sick joke is perfectly apt. It's a sweaty, shuddery experience, »

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Is Max Landis remaking An American Werewolf in London?

19 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Writer/director Max Landis has slowly been working his way up the Hollywood with such films as Chronicle and American Ultra making their way to the big screen recently. But one thing Landis is always asked about is his father, acclaimed filmmaker John Landis, who is responsible for classic films such as The Blues Brothers, Coming […]

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‘An American Werewolf In London’ remake in the works?

18 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

An American Werewolf In London remake on the cards?

Some pretty heavy rumours have surfaced surrounding An American Werewolf In London remake.

Some pretty big news has maybe reared its head online as new reaches us via Bloody Disgusting that a remake of perhaps one of the best horror films of all time could be on the way. An American Werewolf in London, which was directed by the great John Landis could be getting a makeover courtesy of his son, Max.

Max Landis, the writer of the superb Chronicle, could be plotting a remake:

We’ve been poking around this for quite some time, but it’s been all but confirmed by the writer behind it – Max Landis. Yes, John’s son, who scripted the awesome Chronicle, as well as Victor Frankenstein and the upcoming “Channel Zero” on Syfy, is allegedly penning a modern take on his father’s classic. »

- Paul Heath

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So Is Max Landis Making an ‘American Werewolf in London’ Remake or What? [Updated]

18 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s probably just a matter of time before someone tries to mount a remake of John LandisAn American Werewolf in London, and now there’s a rumor floating around that the story is keeping in the family. John Landis‘ son Max Landis, writer of ChronicleAmerican Ultra, and Victor Frankenstein, recently shared some cryptic tweets that led fans […]

The post So Is Max Landis Making an ‘American Werewolf in London’ Remake or What? [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

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American Werewolf in London Remake Happening with Original Director's Son?

18 August 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is infamous writer/director Max Landis about to remake one of his dad's all-time classics? That's what the prodigal son is teasing on Twitter. John Landis wrote and directed An American Werewolf in London way back in 1981, and it succeeded as one of the first horror comedies of that era. Now, it sounds like the movie might get resurrected. But it will be staying in the family.

An American Werewolf in London is considered one of the best werewolf movies of all-time, and even won Rick Baker a Best Make-Up Oscar. It should come as no surprise that in our current cinematic state of affairs that someone would eventually set out to remake or reboot the franchise. What makes this one a bit more interesting than the typical remake is that the script is coming from the original director's son.

Max Landis has a pretty solid resume, delivering the screenplay for the critically praised Chronicle. »

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Thank you for being here today and for 15 years, ‘Princess Diaries’

3 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For over six decades, Disney has been igniting in little girls the dream of being a princess. Then, in 2001, with the help of Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, the House of Mouse showed us that wearing the tiara is not all it’s cracked up to be. The Princess Diaries opened in theaters 15 years ago today. Hathaway’s Mia Thermopiles learns just what kind of pressure and responsibility is involved with being princess when she learns she’s the heir to the crown of Genovia. “I don’t want to run my own country. I just want to pass 10th grade,” she moans. It was the film debut of Anne Hathaway, who has since become Hollywood royalty herself, earning an Oscar for Les Misérables and nabbing coveted roles like Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The Princess Diaries gave us Anne Hathaway, and it also gave us »

- Emily Rome

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An American Werewolf in London Restored for New Blu-ray Release

1 August 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Are you hankering for another dip into the world of An American Werewolf in London? A restored dip, if you will! If that’s on your agenda, read on for details. About the An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition Blu-ray:… Continue Reading →

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How Dana Gould’s Horror Movie Fandom Evolved Into ‘Stan Against Evil’

31 July 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stan Against Evil” is a personal show for Dana Gould — not just because he’s the creator and writer, but because it reflects his personal fandom. He’s a self-avowed horror aficionado, the perfect background for someone behind a show about a pair of present-day New England sheriffs dealing with some unfriendly evil spirits.

Horror comedies aren’t a new phenomenon and Gould was quick to mention that some of his favorites were big influences (among the films name-checked over the course of the panel were “An American Werewolf in London” and “Evil Dead II”).

Read More: ‘Stan Against Evil’ Exclusive Teaser: John McGinley Stars as a Gruff Sheriff Who Has To Fight Demons In New IFC Series

But aside from the personal connection that Gould has to the material, it’s also tied into his professional career.  “I was a writer on ‘The Simpsons’ for a long time, and »

- Steve Greene

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How Dana Gould’s Horror Movie Fandom Evolved Into ‘Stan Against Evil’

31 July 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Stan Against Evil” is a personal show for Dana Gould — not just because he’s the creator and writer, but because it reflects his personal fandom. He’s a self-avowed horror aficionado, the perfect background for someone behind a show about a pair of present-day New England sheriffs dealing with some unfriendly evil spirits.

Horror comedies aren’t a new phenomenon and Gould was quick to mention that some of his favorites were big influences (among the films name-checked over the course of the panel were “An American Werewolf in London” and “Evil Dead II”).

Read More: ‘Stan Against Evil’ Exclusive Teaser: John McGinley Stars as a Gruff Sheriff Who Has To Fight Demons In New IFC Series

But aside from the personal connection that Gould has to the material, it’s also tied into his professional career.  “I was a writer on ‘The Simpsons’ for a long time, and »

- Steve Greene

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Drive-In Dust Offs: It’S Alive (1974)

30 July 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cult filmmaker Larry Cohen is, and has always been, an idea man. Whether commenting on rampant consumerism (The Stuff), religious fanaticism (God Told Me To), or vigilantism (Maniac Cop), Cohen’s films (as director or screenwriter, often both) show an ambition beyond the zippered monsters and flying serpents. And while the biggest caveat regarding Cohen is that his reach often exceeds his grasp, that’s not always true. Case in point: It’s Alive (1974), Cohen’s potent take on abortion, the pharmaceutical industry, and (extremely) unconditional love.

Produced by Warner Bros. and Larco Productions, and distributed by WB, It’s Alive did not wow the executives, who gave it an obligatory release in October with little fanfare. And it did okay business for the small release it was granted. When a new regime came in to WB in ’77, Cohen asked them to take another look at the film – he felt »

- Scott Drebit

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Venice 2016. Lineup

28 July 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The selection for the 2016 Venice Film Festival has been announced, with new films by Terrence Malick, Pablo Larraín, Lav Diaz, Wang Bing, Amat Escalante, Tom Ford, and more.COMPETITIONVoyage of TimeThe Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)Une vie i (Stéphane Brizé)La La Land (Damien Chazelle)The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance)El ciudadano ilustre (Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat)Spira Mirabilis (Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)La región salvaje (Amat Escalante)Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)Piuma (Roan Johnson)Paradise (Andrei Konchalovsky)Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)Jackie (Pablo Larraín)Voyage of Time (Terrence Malick)El Cristo Ciego (Christopher Murray)Frantz (François Ozon)Questi Giorni (Giuseppe Piccioni)Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)Les beaux jours D'Aranjuez (Wim Wenders)Out Of COMPETITIONSafariOur War (Bruno Chiaravolloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Benedetta Argentieri)I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin)One More Time with Feeling (Andrew Dominik)The Bleeder (Philippe Falardeau)The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua »

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Off The Shelf – Episode 97 – Blu-ray News & New Releases for July 2016

28 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the weeks of, July 19th and 26th 2016.

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News Lost in Space Tweets The Abyss coming in 2017 at last, plus Aliens: 30th, Star Trek Beyond, Steven King’s It, new Scream & more! Raising Cain Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Detailed Sid & Nancy 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray The Man Called Noon Blu-ray Criterion: McCabe & Mrs. Miller Blu-ray Delayed James Cameron: The Abyss Remastered in 4K, Coming to Blu-ray in 2017 Scream Factory: 13 New Titles Prepped for Blu-ray Shout Factory: To Live and Die in L.A. Special Edition Blu-ray Coming Up Upcoming Code Red Blu-ray Releases The Laughing Policeman Blu-ray Detailed An American Werewolf in London 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Blu-ray Collection Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Blu-ray Collection Scream Factory: »

- Ryan Gallagher

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*Updated* An American Werewolf In London 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced

27 July 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the new 35th anniversary Blu-ray cover art.* “Keep clear of the Moors,” because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing An American Werewolf in London on a restored, 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray this fall.

Scheduled for a September 27th release, An American Werewolf in London 35th anniversary Blu-ray comes with new cover art (see below) and features a restored version of the film, giving viewers a better look at John Landis’ lycanthrope mayhem and Rick Baker’s incredible, Oscar-winning makeup effects.

So far, the list of special features for the anniversary Blu-ray are the same ones that were included on the 2009 Full Moon Edition Blu-ray, making the restoration the only new element, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements regarding this release. In the meantime, we have a list of the special features and a look at the new cover art below. Will the »

- Derek Anderson

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Venice 2016 Classics line-up unveiled

25 July 2016 4:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Titles this year range from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.

The selection of restored titles screening at this year’s Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) have been revealed.

Italian director Roberto Andò (The Confessions) will oversee the strand’s jury of cinema history students which will award two prizes: Best Restored Film and Best Documentary On Cinema (the line-up of the latter will be revealed at a later date).

Now in its fifth year, this year’s selection includes Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Woody Allen’s Manhattan, John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and George A Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead amongst a host of other restorations.

The full Venice Film Festival line-up will be revealed on Thursday (July 28).

Venice Classics 2016 line-up:

1848, Dino Risi (Italy, 1948, 11’, B/W)

restored by: Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa-csc-Cineteca Nazionale and Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano »

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FrightFest 2016: New Films, Events and More!

23 July 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 is a little over a month away and excitement is rising as news of events, guests, movies and more continues to emerge. First up in the latest batch of event announcements is a fantastic lineup of special master classes, demonstrations and panel discussions. UK horror fans will treated to a symposium on ‘Women in Horror’, a ‘Horror Writing Master Class’, and a special effects demonstration from Dan Martin, who worked on Ibiza Undead, which is set to play at the festival.  Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis will celebrate the 35th anniversary of An American Werewolf in London by discussing his new book documenting the making of the film. There’ll also be a Screen International fronted panel discussion on the future...

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FrightFest unveils 2016 line-up

22 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Genre festival reveals masterclasses and film programme.

Horror Channel FrightFest (Aug 25-29) has unveiled the line-up of events and movies for its 2016 edition, set to be held at the Vue cinema in London’s Shepherds Bush.

Screen will host a panel on the future of the UK horror film industry, followed by the first Screen International Horror Rising Star Award [click here for the shortlist].

There will also be a horror writing master class with writer-director James Moran; a women in horror symposium; a special effects demo from maestro Dan Martin; and a discussion by filmmaker Paul Davis – who made John Landis approved doc Beware The Moon - marking the 35th anniversary of An American Werewolf In London.

The festival is also set to screen H.G. Lewis’ 1963 gore classic Blood Feast, which is getting a 4K restoration from Arrow. 

The FrightFest audience will be the first in the UK to see The Neighbor, directed by Marcus Dunstan (The Collection).

The festival will also »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Blu-ray Review: Bad Moon

19 July 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Given some distance and the perspective of time, almost every horror film seems to look better and find its audience. Though the early to mid 1990s have long been considered a particularly bad period for American horror movies, recent years have seen a number of titles being reassessed and opinions on them revised to be much more favorable than they were 20 years ago. Titles like Disturbing Behavior and I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Rage: Carrie 2, largely written off by horror fans during their theatrical releases in the ’90s, are now being talked about as secretly good genre efforts not because the movies have actually improved, but because enough time has passed that the films can be removed from their historical context and taken for what they are.

Of course, some ’90s titles were always secretly good; they only needed some time to find their audience. »

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Fury (1978)

2 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

1978 cast a long shadow in the world of horror. From Dawn of the Dead to Halloween, the landscape was abundant with everything from the socially relevant to the singularly terrifying, from superior remakes (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) to quirky haunted houses (The Evil). And then there’s the red headed stepchild that no one talks about: Brian DePalma’s The Fury. Frenetic, action packed, and gruesome, The Fury never gets the love from even most DePalma fanatics. What a shame – it’s never less than entertaining, and at its best showcases the director’s mesmerizing visual touch.

Released in March by Twentieth Century Fox, The Fury made $24 million against its $5.5 million budget. That’s good green, folks, and DePalma received favorable reviews,  still basking in a critical glow left over from his previous effort, Carrie (’76). So why is it so easily dismissed, ranked along the lines of efforts like Wise Guys, »

- Scott Drebit

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Want to direct horror films? Shudder Labs is here to kickstart your nightmares

28 June 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Similar to the famed Sundance Labs that have helped foster the careers of such future A-list filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino and Cary Fukunaga, Shudder Labs -- which held its inaugural edition earlier this month -- invites a group of select filmmakers to attend a week-long retreat with established industry names to take their works-in-progress to the next level. The difference? Shudder Labs focuses its mentorship efforts on filmmakers working in the horror genre, providing them with the guidance of such genre vets as writer/director Larry Fessenden (Wendigo, The Last Winter), Snowfort Pictures CEO Travis Stevens and Lindsay Peters, Industry Director of the genre-centric Fantasia Film Festival and Director of the Frontières International Co-Production Market. Shudder, for those unfamiliar, is a streaming service that focuses exclusively on horror films, and at $4.99 a month it's an agreeably cheap way for fans of the genre to gain streaming access to films they probably won't find on Netflix. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Interview: Legendary SFX Artist Mark Coulier Talks Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

31 May 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1813, renowned writer Jane Austen published a book called Pride and Prejudice, which tells the story of the Bennet sisters, who are gussied up and married off to wealthy suitors, one by one. The only sister who seems to question this system is Elizabeth, the rebellious member of the family, who feels strong disdain for the system that treats her more like property than a proper citizen. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new twist on the old tale by creating a parody novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which loosely follows the same basic outline, but adds an entirely different obstacle to the tale: the living dead.

In Grahame-Smith’s story, the girls are not only fighting for the right to be married into regal families, but also battling for their lives on a daily basis. An outbreak has occurred within these humble streets, and now flesh-eating zombies »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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