We filmed the moors scenes in Wales. David Naughton and Griffin Dunne were inexperienced movie actors, but they gelled perfectly as two American backpackers attacked by a werewolf. We left it in: it gave the scenes a wonderfully real feeling. I wanted a weird, eerie ambience for the night shots. So that wolf howl you hear was actually made up of about nine different sounds, including a wolf, a lion, a panther, and even a locomotive. The other sound you hear, after that first attack out on the moors, was actually a pig farm, recorded from a distance. My inspiration was the old s horror movie The Wolf Man , starring Lon Chaney, in which — unusually — the werewolf was portrayed as a victim. Films tended to show the transformation from man to wolf through dissolves, but I wanted to capture how painful the entire process would be — and make it painful to watch. Although the film did have a lot of comedy, I wanted to treat the violence realistically, to make it as terrible as violence always is. Elmer Bernstein wrote the score.
John Landis, director
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Besides enduring the extensive makeup, David Naughton, who played David Kessler, spent about 40 percent of his screen time naked. Filming in the cold British weather was tough, but he was understandably most worried about being in a cage with real wolves… while naked! As he told SF Site in They were trying to say to us that the wolves had been fed, that we should have some comfort in knowing that. Earlier in the movie, we see a dog and cat react in fear to David, but here the wolves calmly accept him as one of their one.
Halloween horror: John Landis's Monsters in the Movies - in pictures
The result is one of the most clever black comedy-horror films of our time. Landis put together his own comedic style with the horror films he grew up loving and crafted a timeless cult classic. When we meet them they are riding in the back of a truck with a bunch of sheep. David and Jack walk through the roads of Northern England and chat about things all American guys talk about: chicks. They goof around and make jokes and things seem normal.. They start to get hungry so they decide to stop at a local pub to grab a bite. When they find a place they are slightly apprehensive about going in.
Not logged in. Login or Become a member! Our goal! Genres: Comedy , Horror. She was 28 when she was in this film. She looked surely definitely looked beautiful back in them days.