NEWSFLASH: Happy Birthday – John Landis

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John Landis, and friend from An American Werewolf in London (1981)

‘I always loved those 1960s films and the things Richard Lester had done with The Beatles, and I conceived An American Werewolf in London (1981) with that spirit in mind. London was horror central, of course, home of Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, so I wanted all that Victorian Gothic, but I also wanted to show the real London of 1981.’

John Landis and Michael Jackson, on the set of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983)

Happy 70th birthday, John Landis. Born August 3rd, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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