On October 14, Kevin live-tweeted the 1981 John Landis classic horror flick An American Werewold in London. Here’s a log, complete with time-code for your home-viewing pleasure.
Wow. The AMERICAN WEREWOLF Blu-ray has 17 different languages to choose from. Should I watch it in Portuguese?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 01:00 – It’s been years since I’ve seen this. Forgot the deft use of popular moon-related music.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 01:50 – Rick Baker’s make-up FX credit. What a freakin’ genius.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 03:00 – Quick TV trivia… David Naughton from this movie was on the werewolf episode of #PSYCH last week.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 04:40 – Ahhhh… 1981, apparently when two dudes backpacking across Europe was considered trendy and cool.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 06:00 – The old British shepherd told you to avoid the moors, dudes. You’re just asking for a werewolf attack.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 07:00 – Wow. It quieted down in there like they told everyone that Large Marge sent them.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 08:15 – He just said, “Remember the Alamo” in a British pub. That’s like saying “Remember Agincourt” in a bar in Texas.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 10:00 – Spit take! I haven’t seen a spit take in years!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 11:30 – Hey, those Yanks did pay for their tea! Send them to the wolves! Or wolf…
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 12:00 – “It’s murder, it is!” “Then murder it is!” I don’t think that argument is going to hold up in court.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 14:00 – Cover box photo right there.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 14:30 – “And stick to the road… Ooops…” That’s a great live delivery right there. Perfect comic relief to suspense.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 15:45 – The werewolf is growling, and my dog just came into the room. She seems a little concerned. (true story)
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 16:30 – How to tell this isn’t a zombie movie… The guy ran like the wind when the attack happened.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 17:22 – So is it required by law for every guy in the moors to have a tweed hat?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 18:00 – Nothing like a good circumcision joke to lighten the mood following a werewolf attack.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 19:20 – And intro the British hottie Jenny Agutter from LOGAN’S RUN. I’ve always had a thing for her.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 20:15 – Don’t trust the American Ambassador. It’s Grover! Or Yoda! Or Miss Piggy! (Yes, it’s Frank Oz.)
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 23:15 – “Just tell him I’m dead!” That’s one way t avoid telemarketers and creditors. I’ll have to try that some time.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 26:50 – “You haven’t eaten your lunch.” Sorry, I’m full from eating that deer earlier today.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 27:40 – Nurse Price: “Shall I be forced to feed you?” This is now a fantasy of mine, to be force fed by Nurse Price.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 30:10 – “I’d rather not be by myself.” Who does he think he is? Lawrence Talbot?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 31:00 – In England, a hot nurse will sit w/ you all night when you’re scared. Why didn’t Michael Moore point this out?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 31:50 – Reference to THE MUPPET SHOW. Awesome. Until the werewolf Nazis come in and kill your family.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 33:45 – Normally, I think dream sequences are lame in movies. But this movie nails them.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 34:50 – They were just talking about a character named Mark Levine. Are they listening to too much talk radio?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 36:00 – “Have you ever talked to a corpse? It’s boring!” No, but I’ve watched my fair share of Oscar flicks.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 37:45 – The hot nurse letting the Yank stay at her place is more unbelievable than the whole werewolf story.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 38:25 – I know there were plenty of punks in London in 1981, but this is ridiculous. Pastel spikes abound on the tram.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 40:50 – “Nurse Price: I’ve had seven lovers in my life, three of which were one-night stands.” Like this really happens
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 41:30 – Why is it that sex scenes in the 70s and 80s had people “doing it” w/ their crotches on either sides of the bed
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 43:30 – Wait a minute. David didn’t shake or wash his hands after peeing. He must be leaking all over the flat.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 45:45 – “I will not be threatened by a walking meatloaf.” That’s a goofy-ass, but awesome line.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 47:40 – Nurse Price is hot, but she’s a loon. She’s attracted to psychotic Americans. I know some guys she’d love.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 51:05 – Holy crap! A pineapple lamp. Quick, text “pineapple” to USATXT and enter the #psych spot-the-pineapple sweeps!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 54:00 – That is the fattest Jack Russell Terrier I have ever seen.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 54:45 – Morris the Cat goes bad, hissing at the American werewolf.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 55:45 – Darts on TV? I’m not surprised this hasn’t caught on in America. Yet somehow the Kardashians have.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 56:20 – Cue the CCR classic “Bad Moon Rising.” I freaking love CCR. Dance break!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 58:20 – CCR dance break is over. 🙁 Back to hottie Nurse Price in the hospital.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 59:30 – Greatest. Werewolf. Transformation scene. Ever!!!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:01:25 – Damn! I forgot how freaking incredible that transformation scene was. Bravo, Rick Baker!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:02:50 – Apparently only 3 nurses work in this hospital. One is hot. The other two… not so much.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:03:55 – Lend you a hand?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:04:55 – Nurse Price: “Surely you don’t mean…?” I do mean, and don’t call me Shirley.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:06:50 – Reason #187 why this movie is awesome: Landis packs an entire slasher film into about 15 minutes.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:08:00 – Wendy’s ads in the London Underground c. 1981. Go Columbus!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:08:30 – Awesome steadicam chase. F-ing brilliant.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:09:45 – Waking up naked in a zoo with no memory of the previous night. Sheesh! Who hasn’t that happened to?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:11:00 – It’s alarming how easy it is for David to sneak around London naked. Must visit this town soon.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:11:50- “Little boy with the balloons! If you come over here, I’ll give you a pound.” Sounds dirtier than it really is
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:12:30 – Sigh… gone are the days when you can buy porno at a public newsstand around the corner.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:14:30 – “Is he rational?” Nope. David is very much the square root of -1. #geekjoke
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:15:40 – The scene of David bragging about his newfound werewolf virility reminds me of Cronenberg’s THE FLY
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:17:10 – “That’s enough!” You can call Prince Charles a faggot all you want, but don’t diss Winston Churchill!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:19:00 – The one unfunny thing about this movie is the weak attempt at a British Inspector Clouseau.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1;22:20 – A good hiding place for werewolves is a porno movie theater… ah, back in the day.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:24:10 – “Here I sit in a porno theater in Picadilly Circus, talking to a corpse.” That happens to everyone now &then
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:25:50 – That young married couple are the most pleasant bloody victim undead I’ve ever seen.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:27:10 – Situational comedy of turning into a werewolf in a porno theater. Sounds funny, get it?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:28:15 – A bit of trivia… it cost more than 2 1/2 pounds to see a porno in 1981 Picadilly Circus. Highway robbery!
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:29:40 – What’s a good horror movie without a violent decapitation?
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:33:30 – When naked people die in the movies, they always fall in a way to cover their naughty bits.
AMERICAN WEREWOLF… 1:33:45 – And ROLL CREDITS! to the doo-wop version of “Blue Moon.”
A bit of trivia for AMERICAN WEREWOLF… The final scene was referenced in John Landis’ “Masters of Horror” installment, “Deer Woman.”
Final word on AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON: Excellent horror classic. Great make-up FX. Even better than I remembered it to be. See it!
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