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Show Notes: Episode 4 – John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London (1981)

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Salon did a retrospective look at the impact of the film very recently. ‘”Stay off the moors!”: John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London is a modern horror masterpiece’.
http://www.salon.com/2016/10/15/stay-off-the-moors-john-landis-an-american-werewolf-in-london-is-a-modern-horror-masterpiece/

Joshua Rothkopf did the same for Rolling Stone magazine a few months ago. ‘How American Werewolf In London transformed horror-comedy’.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/how-american-werewolf-in-london-transformed-horror-comedy-w434829

If you want to find out a little bit more about werewolf mythology, jump on the Historic Mysteries website and their page ‘The history of the werewolf legend’.
http://www.historicmysteries.com/history-of-the-werewolf-legend/

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
Following American Werewolf, Landis was involved with the theatrical version of ‘The Twilight Zone’, and it was an ill-fated production from the start. Ultimately, a mishap on set featuring an explosion and a helicopter led to the death of three actors during Landis’ section of the movie. There’s a Youtube video featuring a short history of the decisions which led to the catastrophe, and the actual video of the accident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrtKaykLjfQ

Here’s the Letterboxd list created by Luke entitled ‘The Whole Town Is In On It’, regarding the cinematic trope of an entire townsfolk hiding a dark secret.
http://letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/list/the-whole-town-is-in-on-it/

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd as well, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.
Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/

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