An American Werewolf In Hollywood

 

An American Werewolf in London

A theme park version of the hit 1981 cult horror movie An American Werewolf in London is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood for Halloween Horror Nights™ this year (2014, in case it slipped your mind).

That’s the good news. The bad news: it’ll cost you $92.00 to have your head bitten off by a werewolf. Actually, you can get a stunning $5 off by purchasing your admission ticket online in advance. Just think of the things you could buy to drink with that all extra folding money in your pocket. It staggers the mind.

An American Werewolf in London

Here’s what a full day’s wage will get you: Guests will begin their horrifying journey as they enter The Slaughtered Lamb, the English countryside pub movie fans will instantly recognize, and experience first-hand what the tavern patrons in the film meant when they cautioned, “Stay on the road, keep clear of the Moors and beware the moon.” After stumbling upon the overgrown wasteland known as the “Moors,” maze-goers will be forced to traverse through dense fog amidst sounds of savage growls and unknown peril ahead.

I bet it’s a werewolf.

An American Werewolf in London

“The team at Universal Studios Hollywood has gone to great lengths to recreate the mood and details of the movie,” says John Landis, the iconic filmmaker responsible for An American Werewolf in London. “The true test for guests will be to see if they are able to endure the scares lurking throughout the maze rather than screaming from room to room. I want them to really absorb the elaborate sets, make-up and special effects custom designed for this experience.”

I have a suggested special effect for you – $50 discount coupons.

An American Werewolf in London

In case you haven’t seen An American Werewolf in London, here’s my take on it: Two college grads decide to hitchhike around Europe instead of getting jobs. They’re attacked by a werewolf while loitering on the Moors of some place in England or Japan. (Like I can tell the difference).

An American Werewolf in London

One dies via a good chewing out, the other survives, but eventually becomes a werewolf and does to humans what a meat grinder does to farm animals. The guy’s in denial about his upgrade even though his dead buddy and victims, who continue to freshness-expire, show up from beyond to warn him this lovely crap will keep happening until he kills himself. I’d say screw you dead guy – I LIKE being a werewolf. Scratch that – I LOVE being a werewolf.

An American Werewolf in London

Throw in a  bunch of wicked sharp comedy bits, a methodic and awesome werewolf transformation scene in broad apartment light (and later again in a porno movie theater), and people getting mauled by some sort of creature, and you have one of the best contemporary werewolf movies ever made. And don’t let any rotted dead guy tell you otherwise.

An American Werewolf in London

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