Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009)

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Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself, host
Robert Paynter ...
George Folsey Jr. ...
Himself (as George Folsey)
David Tringham ...
Herself (as Deborah Nadoolman Landis)
Leslie Dilley ...
Malcolm Campbell ...
Robin Grantham ...


Host Paul Davis takes a trip through some of the iconic backdrops of John Landis' 1981 werewolf classic An American Werewolf In London. The original cast and crew tell the story of how the film was made over a quarter of a century ago featuring rare footage and never before seen photos. Written by Paul Davis

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Release Date:

14 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Varokaa kuuta - näin tehtiin An American Werewolf in London  »

Box Office


£25,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Beware the Moon
25 May 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

You know you're in for a treat whenever a documentary runs longer than the actual film. This film from Paul Davis pretty much gathers everyone from the production of AN American WEREWOLF IN London and gives fans an excellent change to hear some stories about the production as well as take a look at the cast and crew as they are today. When I say just about everyone from the production is here, I'm really not lying. All the big folks are here including John Landis, Rick Baker, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne and David Naughton. You get smaller characters in the film (several victims, the porn actress) as well as the cinematographer, the editor and various special effects guys.

If you're a fan of the film then there's no doubt that you're going to love hearing these stories. Landis starts us off talking about how he originally wrote the screenplay in 1969 and he discusses why it took so long to film. There's plenty of talk about the casting and pretty much all the key scenes in the movie are discussed. Even better is talk about the negative reaction the movie originally got plus there's talk about several scenes that had to be taken out in order for the movie to get a R rating. This is certainly one of the better special features to be added on a disc so it's highly recommended.

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