Edgar Wright shares his favorite scary movies of all time, from ''Am American Werewolf In London'' to ''Carrie'' and, yes, ''Dawn of the Dead''
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Director: John Landis
Definitely a big inspiration on Shaun in terms of the tone. It combined so many things: big belly laughs, sympathetic characters, full-on gore, amazing special effects, and one of the first ironic pop culture jukebox soundtracks. The combination of werewolves and blood and naked females was burned into my synapses as a 9-year-old kid. It's so deadpan and brilliant. There's a bit in Shaun that we take straight from American Werewolf: closing the bathroom mirrored cabinet and seeing somebody behind you. It's one of those films I could endlessly watch.
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