An American Werewolf in London
Sunday, Jul 2 at 3:15 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Griffin Dunne appearing in person for a Q&A following the July 7 screening!
Dir. John Landis. 1981, 97 mins. 4K DCP. With David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter. The rare humor-tinged horror that manages to be entirely terrifying and quite funny, Landis’s film follows two American backpackers whose destinies are changed forever when they decide to stray from the roads while traveling across rural England. After being bitten by a strange furry animal, David Kessler (Naughton) wakes up in a London hospital and finds himself plagued by ominous dreams and foreboding ghosts telling him to beware the next full moon. Rick Baker’s eye-popping practical makeup effects (which won an Oscar the first year the Academy added a makeup category) enhance this marvelous dark comedy that still has the power to make audiences scream and giggle. Dunne appears in an unforgettable supporting role as David’s friend, whose death can’t stop him from trying to hang out. (Released August 21, 1981)
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.