Arguably, John Landis’ 1981 landmark horror film AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is one of the best lycanthrope films ever made. Equal parts terrifying, as it is hilarious, the cult following for the movie has only continued to grow over the years and movie savvy fans have poured over all the details of its creation. Most notably, if you own the Blu-Ray release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, you’ll have seen the full length feature documentary BEWARE THE MOON from director Paul Davis.
As a die-hard horror fan, I love retrospective docs. And I also love hardcover collectible books to display and show off on my bookshelf. And now, courtesy of UK based company Cult Screenings, the book version of BEWARE THE MOON is now available for pre-order and will ship in August!
John Landis had this to say about the book: “Making An American Werewolf In London, like every movie, requires the collaboration of many people, both cast and crew. And from the looks of BEWARE THE MOON, Paul Davis interviewed all of them!”
Hit up the official Cult Screening website to pre-order the book now. It’s available for UK and US customers. Below are the full specs & synopsis on the book itself!
From writer and director of the award-winning documentary ‘Beware the Moon’ Paul Davis and Dead Mouse Productions Ltd who brought you ‘245 Trioxin: The Story of the Return of the Living Dead’ and ‘You’re so Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night’ comes ‘Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London’. This new, two-hundred page, hardback book delves deeper into the memories and experiences of over 35 of the cast and crew including, John Landis, Rick Baker, David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Frank Oz and many more.
When it comes to werewolf movies there is one movie that has transcended all others for the past 35 years. ‘An American Werewolf in London’ stands like a colossus in the ‘full moon’ genre and continues to both tickle and terrify fans new and old across the globe. Not only did it revolutionise special make-up effects, this much loved cult classic movie spawned a multitude of horror flicks that shared its sense of fun set against a backdrop of blood and state of the art gory effects.
‘Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London’ comprehensively details the journey of Director John Landis’ dream movie to the silver screen and the exotic events that served as inspiration for the seminal tale of lycanthropy.
‘Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London’ features a plethora of behind the scenes photos, many of which have never been published until now and is the ultimate tribute to Director John Landis, Special Effects Wizard Rick Baker and all those who contributed to the movies success and 35 year legacy.
The book will ship in August 2016.
Price: £24.99 (UK shipping £9, Rest of the world £15.60) – (US price including tracked shipping from the UK is
Postage prices inc. packing and due to size and weight of book (1.4kg)
Do remember that the first print run is a COLLECTOR’S EDITION limited to 1,000 copies. Only the first 1,000 copies will be numbered and signed by the author.
Once they’re gone, THEY’RE GONE!
Special Features of the book:
– Over 300 behind the scenes photos, many of which have NEVER been published before. – Interviews with over 35 members of the original cast and crew. Including material from both the original BEWARE THE MOON documentary sessions and brand new commentary from the likes of John Landis and Rick Baker. – Foreword by writer, director and producer Mick Garris. – Exclusive cover art by Graham Humphreys. – Commentary from Guillermo del Toro, Neil Marshall, Edgar Wright, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, Eli Roth, Wes Craven, and many more! – A chat with cast and crew as to how AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON inspired the making of Michael Jackson’s THRILLER. – An exploration into the basement of Bob Burns, his wonderful American Werewolf collection and the mind blowing restoration work carried out by Tom Spina. – A look into the making of the 2009 Beware The Moon documentary.