Episode 6

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Did we just cancel John Landis? Of course not, how could we! It's the 40th anniversary of his groundbreaking horror classic, An American Werewolf in London. We celebrate the great: Rick Baker's astonishing practical effects, Griffin Dunne's career-defining performance as a slowly decaying best friend, and Landis's ability to balance and blend extreme gore with witty humor. We also look at what has not aged so well over the last four decades: the stilted dialogue nicked from a porn set, the empty fantasy that Jenny Agutter plays, and the brick wall ending that is more a whimper than a howl. At the end of the day, An American Werewolf in London is a definitive film, worthy of study and scorn alike.

Special Guests: Chris, Josh, and Alex from the hilarious and fun There Are Too Many Movies podcasts. 

Join us as we trace the life of An American Werewolf in London from conception (the sophomoric mind of a 20-year-old Landis) to production (loosey-goosey - see the Twilight Zone deaths) to release (a big hit for the newly minted Polygram Pictures) to reception (part of the horror film cannon)