NECA Unleashes ‘An American Werewolf In London’ Figure

A statuette commemorating one of the most memorable transformations in horror movie history is almost ready to grace your action figure collection.

Following up on last month’s announcement of a Nightmare Demon figure from An American Werewolf in London (as reported here in Horror News Network), NECA is celebrating the cult classic’s 40th anniversary with a David Kessler werewolf in November, according to toynewsi.com. Check out the ready-to-pounce action figure on this page.

This new figure–priced at $34.99–is almost a foot long and has more than 30 points of articulation. The wolf form comes with interchangeable heads that boast different mouth and fang depictions. The collector-friendly window box includes an opening flap for easy display.

The 1981 horror-comedy from Universal Pictures–written and directed by John Landis–starred David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne and John Woodvine. The familiar storyline follows two American backpackers–David Kessler and his friend Jack–who are attacked by a werewolf while traveling through London. Only David survives, but he is soon visited by the undead Jack, who warns him that he will soon transform into a werewolf. And boy, does he ever.

An American Werewolf in London was a critical and commercial success. The film not only received an Academy Award for Best Makeup, but it also took home a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. And at the box office, the movie grossed $62 million on a budget of just $6 million.

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Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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