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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
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Matt Geiger
August 22, 2021
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The Secret Queer Subtext of 'An American Werewolf in London'

Major spoilers for An American Werewolf in London ahead. 1981 was certainly a great time for those who wanted to make werewolf movies — just look to the success of cult films like The Howling (1981) and Wolfen (1981) — but after 40 years, not much has come close to matching the award-winning special effects and comedic appeal of the film that topped both for lycanthropic supremacy, John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London (1981). Beginning along the moors of the British countryside, the film opens on two backpacking American students, David Kessler (David Naughton) and Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne
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Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Rating:R
Genre:Horror, Comedy
Directed By:John Landis
Written By:John Landis
In Theaters:8/21/1981
Box Office:$31,973,249
Runtime:97 minutes
Studio:Universal Pictures, Guber/Peters Company, American Werewolf Inc., Lyncanthrope Films

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