An American Werewolf in London is an undisputed classic that is a great example of how horror and humor can be balanced. I still think it's director John Landis' greatest film, and I let him know as such when we met him on the set of Beverly Hills Cop 3 in 1997.
Of particular importance to the theater, as our namesake is spawned from within it. The Slaughtered Lamb Pub is a key location in the film. On one of her many trips to Europe years ago, Vonna brought back a pub sign with the wolf's head on a spear with the moon behind it. In the old house, it was on the door leading from the garage into the kitchen. When we moved, we didn't know for sure where it would end up, despite the answer being right in front of us. We kept it in the same spot, which is the theater entrance in the new house, and thus The Slaughtered Lamb Cinema was born.
Surprisingly enough, we have been waiting for just the right occasion to inaugurate the theater with a screening, so it was all too appropriate that it earned an early slot in our 40/40 lineup.
We hope you'll join us on January 5th.