An American Werewolf In London is an American Film It is a Remake Of 1981 Film With The Same Name Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures Directed By Max Landis Release Film on 21st August 2011
Two American backpackers, David Kessler and Jack Goodman, backpack across the moors in Yorkshire. As darkness falls, they stop for the night at a pub called the "Slaughtered Lamb". Jack notices a five-pointed star on the wall. When he asks about it, the pubgoers stop talking and become hostile. The pair decides to leave, although the pub landlady insists they "can't let them go". Instead of changing their minds, the local clients only warn them to keep to the road, stay clear of the moors and beware of the full moon. While talking, David and Jack end up wandering off the road onto the moors. Jack and David hear sinister howls, which seem to be getting closer. They start back to the Slaughtered Lamb but realize that they are now lost. The boys are attacked by a supernaturally large wolf-like animal and Jack is killed. The attacker is shot by some of the pubgoers but instead of a dead animal, David sees the corpse of a naked man lying next to him. David survives the mauling and is taken to a hospital in London.
When David wakes up three weeks later, he does not remember what happened. He is interviewed by police Inspector Villiers who tells him that he and Jack were attacked by an escaped lunatic. David insists that they were actually attacked by a large dog or wolf. Jack appears to David as a reanimated corpse to explain that they were attacked by a werewolf, and that David is now a werewolf. Jack urges David to kill himself before the next full moon, not only because Jack is cursed to exist in a state of living death for as long as the bloodline of the werewolf that attacked them survives, but also to prevent David from inflicting the same fate on anyone else. Unfortunately, David doesn't believe him. Meanwhile, Dr. Hirsch takes a trip to the Slaughtered Lamb to see if what David has told him is true. When asked about the incident, the pubgoers deny any knowledge of David, Jack or their attacker. But one distraught pubgoer speaks to Dr. Hirsch outside the pub and says that David should not have been taken away, and that he and everyone else will be in danger when he changes, but he is cut off by a fellow pubgoer.
Upon his release from the hospital, David moves in with Alex Price, a pretty young nurse who grew infatuated with him in the hospital. He stays in Alex's London apartment, where they later have sex for the first time. Jack, in an advanced stage of decay, appears to David to warn him that he will turn into a werewolf the next day. Jack again advises David to take his own life to avoid killing innocent people but David still doesn't believe him and urges him to go away. When the full moon rises, David strips off his clothes and painfully transforms into a Werewolf. He then begins to prowl the streets and the London Underground, slaughtering six Londoners in the process. When he wakes up in the morning, he is naked on the floor of the wolf enclousure at London Zoo, having no recollection of his activities and is unharmed by the resident wolves.
Later upon going to Piccadilly Circus, David realizes that Jack was right about everything and that he is responsible for the murders the night before. After failing to get himself arrested, David runs off from Alex. He is then seen calling his family to say he loves them followed by attempting to slit his wrists with a pocket knife, but is unable to bring himself to do so. David then sees Jack, in a yet more advanced stage of decay, outside an adult cinema. Inside, Jack is accompanied by David's victims from the previous night, most of whom are furious at David. They all then insist that he must commit suicide before turning into a Werewolf again. While talking with them as they try to offer him the least painful way to kill himself, David transforms and goes on another killing spree. After bursting out of the cinema & biting off Inspector Villiers' head in the process, David wreaks havoc in the streets, causing various vehicular accidents & deaths. He is then ultimately cornered in an alley by the police. Alex runs down the alleyway and attempts to calm him down by telling him that she loves him. Though he is apparently placated for a moment, he is shot and killed when he lunges forward at Alex, returning to human form in front of a grieving Alex as he dies.
- Miles Teller as David Kessler
- Caity Lotz as Nurse Alex Price
- Alex Russell as Jack Goodman
- John Wesley Shipp as Dr. J.S. Hirsch
- Lily Collins as pub Landlady
- Frank Oz as Mr. Collins
- Harrison Ford as Dart Player
- Danny Glover as Chess Player
- Michael C. Hall as 2nd Chess Player
- Don Johnson as Inspector Villiers
- Paul Dano as Sergeant McManus
- Michael Kelly as Gerald Bringsley
- Will Forte as Joseph
- Mark Wahlberg as Ted
- Stanley Tucci as Alf
- Alfred Molina as Hospital Porter
- Elizabeth Banks as Woman at Zoo
- Alan Cumming as Taxi Driver
- Christain Ricci as Ticket Lady
- Melissa Roxburgh as Brenda Bristols
- Max Landis (uncredited) as Boy smashed in window
- Frank Welker as Werewolf and Nightmare monster FX