History Film / AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon

17th Mar '17 8:21:41 AM Kooshmeister
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* NaziZombies: Well, Nazi ''werewolf'' zombies, at any rate. Used to great effect in David's nightmare.
13th Feb '17 7:55:26 PM Taskmaster123
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** This is also played straight ''and'' averted with David and the two police officers questioning him after he is attacked. One police officer, the more senior one, is convinced David was attacked by some kind of madman with a weapon and doesn't believe his story about being attacked by an animal, thinking the attack has left David hysterical and imagining things. The junior officer, who is quieter and stands back taking notes, points out that David seems perfectly lucid, his story is consistent, his wounds seem to be from claws and teeth and not a weapon, and that Jack and David together should have been able to defend themselves against one man. Needless to say, his observations fall on ''extremely'' deaf ears...
28th Jan '17 7:38:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* KnockKnockJoke: David tries to tell an inverted one to Jack on the moors, but Jack doesn't get it.


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* KnockKnockJoke: David tries to tell an inverted one to Jack on the moors, but Jack doesn't get it.
28th Jan '17 7:37:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CelebrityParadox: Frank Oz appears as an American consulate. Soon afterwards, David has a dream featuring Miss Piggy, who was puppeteered by Frank Oz.

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* CelebrityParadox: Frank Oz appears as an American consulate. Soon afterwards, David has a dream featuring [[Franchise/TheMuppets Miss Piggy, Piggy]], who was puppeteered by Frank Oz.
28th Jan '17 9:17:36 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The film presents Yorkshire and London as being fairly close together, in spite of being on opposite ends of England.


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* TheCameo: Mr. Collins, the American ambassador sounds exactly like [[Series/SesameStreet Bert, the Muppet]]. That is because he ''is'' Creator/FrankOz, the then-puppeteer of Bert, [[Franchise/TheMuppets Miss Piggy]] (who also appears in the film) and [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]]; and later director of ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' and the remake of ''Literature/TheStepfordWives''.
23rd Jan '17 8:27:42 AM Nightmask
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* TooStupidToLive: The crowd of people that run up to press around the entrance to the porno theater where David's transformed on the second night of the Full Moon while the police are shouting at them to run away. Unsurprisingly he manages to kill several more people in the crowd.
31st Oct '16 8:33:33 AM MrNickelodeon
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There is now a [[http://www.slaughteredlambpub.com/ Slaughtered Lamb Pub]] in the Greenwich Village section of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Also, in a triumph for Ride/UniversalStudios, the 2013 ''Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights'' event at the Orlando park successfully got permission to make a haunted house based on the film. It includes virtually every horror-related scene of the film, from the attack on the moors and the demonic Nazi dream to the famous transformation and the wolf's rampage out of the porn theater into Picadilly Circus.

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There is now a [[http://www.slaughteredlambpub.com/ Slaughtered Lamb Pub]] in the Greenwich Village section of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Also, in a triumph for Ride/UniversalStudios, the 2013 ''Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights'' Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights event at the Orlando park successfully got permission to make a haunted house based on the film. It includes virtually every horror-related scene of the film, from the attack on the moors and the demonic Nazi dream to the famous transformation and the wolf's rampage out of the porn theater into Picadilly Circus.
Circus. The house was so popular that it was brought over to the Hollywood event the following year, and in 2015 was done at the Orlando event a second time.
21st Oct '16 3:11:51 PM N8han11
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''[=AWiL=]'' was not particularly successful in its initial run. Critics were reportedly confused about whether to regard it as a comedy film with horror elements or a horror film with comedy relief, though Landis himself regards it as entirely in the vein of the old Universal [[Franchise/UniversalHorror monster films]] of the Forties. (There are also striking similarities between the Landis film and a 1941 British film, ''The Night Has Eyes,'' starring James Mason.) Since the Eighties, the film has [[VindicatedByHistory come back from the dead]] (so to speak) as a CultClassic. Naughton and Dunne handled their "buddy-body" banter excellently (the film really might have been entitled ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Lycanthropy]]''); Jenny Agutter as [[HospitalHottie sexy nurse]] Alex Price is supremely enticing; and the acting throughout is generally well-handled -- the characters come across as both interesting and sympathetic. It is true, however, that Landis does not seem quite to know what to do with such engaging characters; the initial parts of the film are both thrilling and funny, but about two-thirds of the way through, the plot seems to lose direction, and merely piles gory scene on gory scene in massive confusion until the film abruptly -- stops.
17th Sep '16 12:30:25 PM notShemp
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: The poster for the film proclaimed "From the director of ''Film/AnimalHouse''...[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent A different kind of animal]]."
23rd Aug '16 9:51:09 AM Chris116
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* NothingIsScarier: David and Jack hear the first werewolf howling, snarling, and circling them prior to its attack, but can't make out what's stalking them in the darkness.

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
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David and Jack hear the first werewolf howling, snarling, and circling them prior to its attack, but can't make out what's stalking them in the darkness.darkness.
** At the same time, the pub-goers are shown to have barricaded the pub's doors, and have drawn their weapons and are completely dead serious. It's clear they're very scared and have done this before, and it's implied they regularly journey to the pub for safety in numbers... But from ''what''? Then we hear the howling, and the regulars are all even more spooked.
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