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An American Werewolf In London Behind The Scenes

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Griffin Dunne doesn't look so good...
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1981 Horror / Occult movie starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter et al.
Contributed by: Ataru
The clip of "The Muppet Show" that was being watched in the dream sequence was treated like a bit specifically filmed for the movie, up to the point of Kermit and Miss Piggy being in the credits as "themselves" (even though they were played by Jim Henson and, of course, Frank Oz in his second role in the movie after the ambassador).

However, the scene was not filmed for the movie in itself; The entire scene was the UK sketch for the Senor Wences episode, which only aired on British TV in it's original run due to less commercials allowing for longer airtime (which is ironic considering the movie's British setting and the dream sequence which featured the main character back home... In America).
Contributed by: whiteraven48
American Werewolf In London was the first film to get the Oscar for Make-up and FX. Make-up artist Rick Baker changed werewolf movies for ever!!
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
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Contributed by: Patrick Mckeswick
The unrated version (ie NOT the BBFC cut) runs at 97 minutes while the BBFC trimmed 4 minutes from it. There are no extra scenes as such but just extra glimpses of the werewolf and more gore. Another cut, ie the scene near the end where the policeman shines his torch in the cinema: originally the light focuses on a disembellowed body then the werewolf but the BBFC cut had the light going staight to the werewolves face. A scene where the three tramps are shown being killed was cut by the director after a test screening in London where audience members were outraged.
An American Werewolf In London