Ep. 46: An American Werewolf in London (1981) - 2nd Place Schmuck

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We're sorry we called you a meatloaf but we couldn't help it! This week we discuss 1981's An American Werewolf in London written and directed by John Landis! Discussion topics include but are not limited to: German and Yiddish folklore, why Jews love AAWIL, Alex the Mother-Wife, and the werewolf identity. This episode also contains some material that might be triggering to some audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme song: www.lilythecomposer.com Resources: An American Werewolf in London (1981). dir. John Landis Forceville, Charles. (2014). Embodied identity in werewolf films of the 1980s. Image [&] Narrative. 15. 44-55. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262562937_Embodied_identity_in_werewolf_films_of_the_1980s Kennedy, Harlan. Things That Go Howl in the Id. Film Comment. Vol. 18, No. 2 (MARCH-APRIL 1982), pp. 37-39. Published by: Film Society of Lincoln Center https://www.jstor.org/stable/43452832 “Feats of Clay: Seven Horror Movies Inspired by Jewish Folklore & History” by Nat Brehmer http://wickedhorror.com/top-horror-lists/feats-clay-eight-horror-movies-inspired-jewish-folklore-history/ “Why Jews Love American Werewolf in London” by Rokhl Kafrissen http://notsocriticaltheory.blogspot.com/2015/05/why-jews-love-american-werewolf-in.html "Based" "on" "a" "True" "Story" by Rokhl Kafrissen http://rokhl.blogspot.com/2012/08/based-on-true-story.html “What’s So Jewish About Werewolves?” By Esther Saks http://jewcy.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/whats-jewish-werewolves “TV: Should Jews save the werewolf from extinction?” BY JEREMY WEXLER https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/13884/ “That Moment In An American Werewolf in London…” by David Duprey https://www.thatmomentin.com/an-american-werewolf-in-london/ “An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining” by David Crow https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/an-american-werewolf-in-london/257876/an-american-werewolf-in-london-is-still-the-best-horror-reimagining “Why I love... An American Werewolf in London” by Jon Spira https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/why-i-love-american-werewolf-london An American Werewolf in London: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Werewolf_in_London Video Reviews & Essays: An American Werewolf in London Wins Makeup: 1982 Oscars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6f7by_UMNw An American Werewolf in London - Horror Movie Review by The Death Twitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4qeqMw-QQ An American Werewolf in London 1981 Movie Review by Retro Nerd Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9eg62pMDAk An American Werewolf in London - Making Monsters by Movie Junkie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFwVCO3vZRQ 10 Killer Facts About AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON by MovieWeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scVSDncohXM

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