An American Werewolf in London (1981) Poster


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Poppers (1984)
On TV screen.


Nosferatu (1922)
David and Jack are warned not to go outside because of a supernatural force.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
There is a poster for the film in Alex's flat.
The Wolf Man (1941)
David describes the plot of The Wolf Man (1941) to Alex and refers to its stars Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and Claude Rains.
Casablanca (1942)
There is a poster for the film in Alex's flat.
The Alamo (1960)
When David says "Remember the Alamo," the barmaid believes that he is referring to The Alamo (1960) rather than the historical event. The chess player refers to its star John Wayne. Jack says, "Right. With Laurence Harvey. Everyone dies in it. Very bloody."
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
After David asks her if she has seen The Wolf Man (1941), Alex asks, "Is that the one with Oliver Reed?"
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)
The 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 that the Nazi werewolves make is the cry of the Mahars.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
There is a poster for the 1980 Special Edition in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
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)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The poster can be seen in the tube station where Gerald Bringsley is chased by the werewolf.
Airplane! (1980)
There is a poster for the film in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
Prom Night (1980)
There is a poster for the film in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
There is a poster for the film in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
Gloria (1980)
There is a poster for the film in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
Raging Bull (1980)
The poster can be seen in the tube station.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Martin Mull/James Woods/Peter Billingsley (1981) (TV Episode)
James Woods mentions Rick Baker's recent movie
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)
Screenplay, make-up and writer/director. Also, poster is shown in a theater.
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.
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Photograph is shown in Paula's room.
The Fly (1986)
Rate It X (1986)
This film's video cover is shown.
The Making of 'Captain Eo' (1986) (TV Special)
Title mentioned.
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)
American Nympho in London (1987) (Video)
title reference
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Brivido giallo: Una notte nel cimitero (1988) (TV Episode)
A character says the title of this film.
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 (1990)
Video case is shown in a video store.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
"Stay off the moors."
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)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal: The Hunter/The Healer (1996) (TV Episode)
Aykroyd mentions the movie.
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 the film.
Big Wolf on Campus: Stage Fright (1999) (TV Episode)
Merton's book is entitled "Tommy Dawkins: An American Werewolf in Pleasantville".
Cold Hearts (1999)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
The abrupt ending, as the monster dies, is a direct stylistic reference to the ending of An 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
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.
Livide (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
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
The film is mentioned.
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.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: Twilight (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
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
My Weekly Bond: Subscriber Q&A Video! (2014) (TV Episode)
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Spider Baby (2014) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
The Angry World of Brian Webster (2014)
mentioned by character
Face Off: Return of the Champions (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Bat People (2015) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it.
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: Witchcraft (2015) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
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"
Steve Johnson Goes to Hell (2016) (Video)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Bronze Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
gets an honorable mention
Phelous & the Movies: Ice Cream Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Phelous says David Naughton is quoted as saying Ice Cream Man holds up better than this movie
King Kong-A-Thon: King Kong (1976) - Review (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned.
Angry Internet Personality: American Dragula (2017) (TV Episode)
AIP says Jamie Gillis looks, sounds, and acts like Griffin Dunne
Riverdale: Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by title
The Mummy (2017)
The main character Nick Morton sees and converses with his dead friend in a manner identical to the protagonist and his deceased friend in ''An American Werewolf In London''
The Cinema Snob: Night of the Seagulls (2017) (TV Episode)
"And beware easy Werewolf in London references."
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) (TV Movie)
During the attack on London a shot of a pub is shown called 'The Slaughtered Lamb' which is the same name as the pub David and Jack take refuge in. Another shot shows a cinema apparently screening the film 'See You Next Wednesday' which is the fictional porno film which David and Jack see. The US Ambassador at the NATO meeting is called Ambassador Kessler and is played by David Naughton who played David Kesler in An American Werewolf in London.
Honest Trailers: The Mummy (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
"An American Rip-Off In London"
T00nVision: A Halloween Discussion (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is discussed as a favourite horror film.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Mission Name: An American Cap-Wolf in London
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Just before Spots reunites with Atari by running to him, Spots howls. This is the same howl of the werewolves in American Werewolf in London.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIX (2018) (TV Episode)
Opening credits: "A Canadian Wolfman in Los Angeles"
The Snarling (2018)
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


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
Sneak Previews: Missing/Ticket to Heaven/Vernon, Florida/The Seduction (1982) (TV Episode)
Brief mention. Oscar nominee for Best Makeup. Clip 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 (1989) (TV Movie)
Sto ypsos tis haramadas (1992)
Nightmare scene shown on TV in control room.
Masters of Fantasy: Rick Baker (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
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 the 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."
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part III: 60-41 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 42 on the list
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.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences (2014) (TV Episode)
Ranking at #8 is David's dream-within-a-dream about Nazi mutants murdering a family
WatchMojo: Top 10 Uses of Practical Makeup in Monster Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
David Kessler ranks at #6
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Half in the Bag: Get Out and Logan (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown
Half in the Bag: The Mummy (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown when Jay says The Mummy rips off American Werewolf in London
Nostalgia Critic: The Mummy (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
Scenes of the film were shown, when remarking that the 2017 Mummy film ripped off.
Honest Trailers: Stranger Things (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Horror (2018) (TV Episode)
clips shown


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)
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Wallace's transformation into the Were-Rabbit.
Mr. Meaty: Buffalo Burrito/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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