London | BFI Screen Epiphanies | Edgar Wright introduces An American Werewolf in London – 18 April, 2013 @ BFI Southbank

The good people at the BFI have been asking me to do one of their Screen Epiphanies for a while now. When they offered the night of April 18th, my birthday, how could I resist?

This film was a very formative experience for me, so I’m thrilled to watch it in the brand spanking newly restored version on the best screen in London.

So come join me, it will be a treat!

(NB. It’s currently first come, first served for BFI members, but you should join anyway, it’s the one of best film societies on this planet and worth every penny).

BFI Screen Epiphanies In Partnership With American Express / Edgar Wright introduces An American Werewolf in London.


The writer and director joins us to introduce the film that inspired him.

18 April, 8:30 PM @ NFT1, BFI Southbank

UK-US 1981
Directed by John Landis
With David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne
Running time 97 min

This is an exclusive event for BFI Members and special guests.

We welcome writer and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) to introduce An American Werewolf in London as the film that inspired him.

American tourists David and Jack are backpacking in Yorkshire when they are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. John Landis’ cult comedy-horror features Oscar-winning make-up and incredible special effects.

To book tickets, please contact the BFI Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11:30 AM – 8:30 PM).

Tickets for this event can be booked by BFI Members.

Become a BFI Member to be at the front of the queue for the hottest film tickets.

A limited number of tickets for these events can be booked by American Express Cardmembers.



Direct from the lovely BFI!

BFI Members were informed yesterday late afternoon that they could book tickets to your birthday extravaganza on 18 April. We’ve held some tickets on the system for non-members to book (it’s usually a members only series) as we figured your many twitter followers would be a bit miffed to not get a look in.

In order for non-members to book, the need to call the box office on 02079283232 and answer the question ‘who co-wrote Shaun of the Dead with Edgar Wright?’. (A nice easy question)

Link with info to the event is here:

  • Sarah5636

    I wish i could have come to this, i was lucky enough to see the restored version at Frightfest in 2009 it looked awesome. Have a fun time Edgar 🙂

  • AmberGrindstaff

    If i was in London,i would be there .. no doubt !

  • Profpieface

    I’m glad to see you’re not cheating on coffee, despite being in a salubrious bar.
    Shame its an exclusive event. Another year maybe.

    • It’s not an exclusive event. Like all BFI events they give first come, first served to BFI members and then release to the public. There were also tickets released to non-members (see above) and there may be more tix released nearer the time.

      • Profpieface

        Thanks for replying. Ah yes. I didn’t see that update bit.
        Also didn’t spot the amazing poster with the unusual outline of Britian.. So clever! 😮
        (It’s a shame your birthday is a Thursday, otherwise the week before you could say ‘see you next Wednesday’)