This is part of Masters of Practical Effects
Legendary special effects artist Rick Baker in attendance for a post-screening Q&A!
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981): David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are Americans backpacking through Britain. When they are attacked by a large wolf, David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he'll become a werewolf at the next full moon. Directed by John Landis. 35mm print.
Rick Baker won the Academy Award for 'Best Makeup' a record 7 times (from being nominated a record 11 times), beginning when he won the inaugural award for his cutting-edge work in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON in 1981. He's also known for his special makeup effects in MEN IN BLACK, COMING TO AMERICA, ED WOOD and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.