On Saturday, January 30th, starting at 7:30 pm, the Aero Theater (1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica) will present a werewolf triple feature: Silver Bullet, 1985, Paramount, 95 min. Dir. Daniel Attias. In this adaptation of Stephen King’s Cycle Of The Werewolf, Corey Haim plays a young man in a wheelchair convinced that there’s a werewolf stalking the citizens of his town. Enlisting the aid of his alcoholic uncle (Gary Busey) and older sister (Megan Follows), Haim takes on the beast.
An American Werewolf In London, 1981, Universal, 97 min. Dir. John Landis. A horror masterpiece by writer-director John Landis that is both funny and tragic. Two American college kids (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) are attacked by a werewolf while backpacking through Europe; the one who survives quickly realizes the horror is just beginning when the spirit of his dead friend appears and warns him that he too will soon be howling at the moon. Rick Baker’s Oscar-winning make-up effects help shape one of the scariest movies ever made.
The Howling, 1981, Stuart Lisell, 91 min. TV anchorwoman Dee Wallace, traumatized after acting as bait for a Hollywood serial killer’s bloody demise, takes a sojourn in an Esalen-type retreat — only to find the entire New Age community is made up of werewolves! Directed with tremendous energy and black humor by genre specialist Joe Dante (and co-written by indie film godfather John Sayles), this tongue-in-cheek chiller features a Who’s Who of great genre character actors. Courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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