This is a very interesting, albeit brief, article from The Guardian on the making of An American Werewolf in London (1981). I particularly enjoy the comment about making it look painful. During the ‘Company of Wolves’ conference, my mother watched the transformation scene in Landis’ masterpiece for the first time. She’s quite a sensitive little flower and I remember watching her eyes water as she took in the pain expressed in this scene. Viewing it with her made me realise how blase we are about its gruesome quality.