Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
It’s not every day you get to speak to the lead actor in possibly your favourite horror film of all time. David Naughton should need no introduction to horror fans. Back in 1981, An American Werewolf in London had unprepared cinema goers laughing heartily one second and jumping out of their seats in terror the next.
“It was a very exciting time in my life, 1981. There are fans that really enjoy the movie and appreciate it for what it is, as far as, you know, practical makeup being cutting edge at the time.”
This Japanese inspired horror tee from An American Werewolf in London (made in collaboration with MHB) is available for pre-order now!
“Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors. Beware the moon, lads.”
London has inspired countless horror films over the years. Its historic streets have long whispered their macabre stories into the ears of willing film directors, who base their tales of terror in England’s eerie capital. Whether it’s vicious serial killers or undead hordes, London has always provided a spectacular backdrop to films that go bump in the night.
“Beneath modern London, buried alive in its plague-ridden tunnels lives a tribe of once humans. Neither men nor women, they are less than animals… they are the raw meat of the human race!”
Beware the moon as Fright-Rags unleashes its An American Werewolf in London and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre apparel?
Fright-Rags also commemorates seminal horror host Joe Bob Briggs long-awaited return with a t-shirt design for The Last Drive-In, a 24-hour horror movie marathon streaming on Shudder.
“On the moors, we were attacked by a lycanthrope, a werewolf. I was murdered, an unnatural death, and now I walk the earth in limbo until the werewolf’s curse is lifted.”
An American Werewolf in London presents the perfect balance between comedy and horror by writer/director John Landis, along with unparalleled special effects by Rick Baker, ensuring this tale of lycanthropy has a place in cinematic history to which all other werewolf movies are now compared. Fright-Rags’ pays tribute to the 1981 classic with their An American Werewolf in London Collection.