John Landis' movie AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is considered a classic and rightfully so. It contains one of the most brilliant werewolf transformation scenes to ever have been captured on film. Rick Baker's creative genius was exercised in order to pull of the ordeal resulting in practical effects heaven.
Recently John Landis had a birthday. In celebration of the occasion his son Max decided to give him a very special birthday present as he stepped into David Naughton’s shoes and re-enacted the iconic transformation scene. Together with director Travis Betz, Max Landis set out to blow his father's mind and give him a birthday that he would never forget.
Here is the scene side by side with the original. The comparison is uncanny.
Behind the scenes