Episode 10 of 80s Horror Memories covers An American Werewolf in London and The Howling

The new episode of the 80s Horror Memories docuseries looks back at An American Werewolf in London and The Howling


JoBlo.com recently launched a new weekly documentary series called 80s Horror Memories, and the first five episodes of the series were all dedicated to film that were released in 1980: Maniac, Dressed to Kill, AlligatorFriday the 13thThe ShiningProm Night, and The Fog. With episode 6, we entered 1981 – so far in this year we have covered The Funhouse, The Burning, Friday the 13th Part 2, My Bloody ValentineHalloween II, and The Evil Dead, as well as the careers of horror hosts Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs. With the tenth episode of the series, we’re looking at two werewolf movies – both released in 1981, and both considered to be among the best werewolf movies ever made. They are An American Werewolf in London (get it HERE) and The Howling (get that one HERE), and you can hear all about them in the video embedded above!

New episodes of 80s Horror Memories will be released through the YouTube channel JoBlo Horror Originals every Monday. 

Here’s the info on 80s Horror MemoriesIt’s been over 40 years that the decade that shaped the horror movie industry began and having lived through most of those years personally, we at JoBlo/Arrow in the Head have decided to create a 10-part documentary series in which not only cover every nook and cranny of the biggest horror themes from 1980 to 1989 but also what was happening in the world at the time. Join us as we walk down Horror Memory Lane!

And here’s the info on this particular episode: An American Werewolf in London and The Howling would see two legendary directors take a swipe at werewolf movies that ended up very different but will always be tied to one another as their productions shared and melded parts of their production. Today on 80’s horror memories, we dive into the year of the werewolf and see why these two movies are so special and remain staples of horror viewing.

This episode of 80s Horror Memories was written by Andrew Hatfield, narrated by Tyler Nichols, edited by Mike Conway, produced by Berge Garabedian and John Fallon, co-produced by Mike Conway, and executive produced by Berge Garabedian. The score was provided by Shawn Knippelberg. The special guests in this episode are Steve Johnson (An American Werewolf in London), Doug Jones (Hocus Pocus), Patrick Lussier (Cursed), Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), and Craig Perry (Final Destination).

Let us know what you thought of this episode, plus share some of your own ’80s horror memories, by leaving a comment!

Two of the previous episodes of 80s Horror Memories can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.