An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London is a cult classic 1981 horror-comedy film written and directed by John Landis (The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Animal House). The film stars David Naughton as David Kessler, an American backpacker who is attacked by a mysterious wolf-like creature in the British Moors. Upon the next full moon, he turns into a werewolf and wreaks havoc across London.
Landis notably wrote the first draft of the script in 1969, but it was not produced for over a decade as prospective financers found that the script was too frightening to be a comedy, while also not being serious enough in tone to be a pure horror film. The film is famous for its gruesome werewolf transformation sequence and won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Makeup.
The following weapons were used in the film An American Werewolf in London:
During a nightmare sequence, David Kessler (David Naughton) dreams that a group of monsters who resemble werewolf-like creatures dressed in distorted World War II German-style uniforms massacre his family inside their home. (Trivia: the uniforms are not accurate for any group of the Third Reich, they are fantasy costumes). Two of the "Nazi" monsters carry Ingram MAC-11 submachine guns, chambered in .380 ACP, as distinguished from the larger MAC-10 by their small size in the actors' hands. What is puzzling is that the rate of fire in the movie is about half the rate of a real MAC-11 (which is a very fast 1,200 rounds per minute). The sound effect of the gunfire is about 450 rounds per minute (like an M3A1 "Grease Gun"), which is probably due to the addition of the sound effect in editing, and not the actual rate of fire of the submachine gun.
When the Nazi zombie werewolf monsters open fire with their submachine guns at David's father as he opens the door, one of them appears to wield a full-sized Uzi. It's rather ironic that a Nazi would be using an Israeli design.
Sterling Mk. IV
In David's nightmare sequence, one of the Nazi-zombie-werewolf attackers uses a Sterling Mk. IV (also known as the L2A3 in British military service).
L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle
The British L1A1 is used by London Metropolitan Police to deal with the rampaging werewolf. Contrary to popular myth that British police of the period were unarmed, there were actually many roving armed units of the Force Firearms Unit in the British equivalent of SWAT vans that were ready to meet threats with military firepower.
Double Barreled Shotgun
North Yorkshire villagers at the beginning of the film use the ubiquitous 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun. A group of villagers use their side by side shotguns to kill the first werewolf.