An American Werewolf in London (1981) trivia:
All the songs in the movie have the word "moon" in the title.
Actor David Naughton was cast because director, John Landis, had seen him in a commercial for Dr. Pepper.
Due to the the incredible makeup and effects in the movie, a new category honoring makeup and technical contributions was created by the Academy Awards. Makeup artist Rick Baker was the first person to receive an Oscar for his makeup in a motion picture.
The final look of the werewolf was based on Rick Baker's dog, Bosko.
Unlike most movies, the film was shot in sequence, with the opening scenes filmed first and the closing scenes filmed last.