Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths.Written by
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The reason Landis filmed in sequence was not done for the benefit of the actors to ease them into the film. It was so renowned makeup artist Rick Baker had time to prepare for all the gruesome effects he had to create. Baker, of course, would go on to win the first of his seven Oscars for makeup for his work on the film. Still, the result was that the first couple of days were not particularly gruelling. This was both misleading and short-lived, Naughton says. "That sort of fooled me," says Naughton, who will be in Calgary to discuss the film as part of Calgary Horror Con on June 2 and 3 at the Clarion Hotel. "It was like 'Hey, this is going to be easy.' Then we get out there and -- can you imagine? -- we were in England and it's not raining so they made rain. Why would you make rain in England? We're out there on the moors with these rain machines. It was so cold the rain machines were freezing. 'Hey, wait a second, that's not fair. If the rain machines are freezing, then we shouldn't have to be in the rain, should we?' See more »
When they leave the truck with the sheep, the farmer has to unbolt two bolts. When he closes it he only uses one. See more »
That way is Proctor, and over here is the moors. I go this way.
Thanks for the ride, sir. You have lovely sheep.
Boys, keep off the moors, stick to the roads. The best to ya...
[then to the sheep]
We'll miss you.
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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy star as themselves. See more »
For it's 21st anniversary in Australia, the film was released in its uncut form which was the same as the R rated U.S. version. See more »
John Landis directed this at the early 80's. It was a screenplay he wrote when he was only 19 years old. The story is about 2 north American tourists that get attacked by a werewolf during their tour in England. One of them will become the most vicious and unforgettable werewolf ever.
With stunning FX's (the guy behind this won an Oscar for this job), Landis gives us a terrifying story with a lot of comedy, romance, adventure, and friendship. And of course, gore. Some scenes were so explicit they even shock today.
Yes, the plot has a lot of holes, and some things happen way too fast, and some explanations seem forced but this is a movie that is pure fun and even today is pretty enjoyable and wild.
David Naughton and the beautiful Jenny Agutter star in this picture and remember: It's not a comedy!
But it's still funny as hell!
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