Despite being arguably the best werewolf movie of all time, An American Werewolf in London has surprisingly few collectibles to its name. John Landis’ 1981 masterpiece is finally getting its due, thanks to Pop Culture Shock Collectibles.
The company has launched pre-orders for a limited edition 1:4 statue of David Kessler as a werewolf, based on Rick Baker’s iconic design. They are expected to ship in the third quarter of 2016.
This beast measures an impressive 21.5" long and 10.5" high. It comes with two interchangeable heads - one with the mouth opened, another with it closed and bloody - as well as popcorn kernels to spread on the base.
Limited to only 300 pieces, the statue retails for $399.99. However, you’ll save 10% by pre-ordering, dropping the cost down to $359.99.
If you own the “Full Moon Edition” Blu-ray release of An American Werewolf in London, you’ve probably seen Beware the Moon, the feature-length making-of documentary about the 1981 classic that’s included on the disc.
The documentary’s director, Paul Davis, has gone back to the original footage and restored much of the content he couldn’t fit in the documentary into a book project. Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London is due out in August, just in time for the film’s 35th anniversary.
The book features interviews with over 35 members of the original cast and crew, including brand new input from director John Landis and special effects artist Rick Baker, along with over 300 behind-the-scenes photos and a foreword by Masters of Horror creator Mick Garris.
The 200-page, full-color hardcover book is up for pre-order at Cult Screenings for £24.99 (appropriately $36.21). The first 1,000 copies come signed and numbered by the author.
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.