Last month marked the 38th anniversary of the comedy classic Animal House and to mark the occasion TCM is bringing the film back to theaters next week as part of their TCM Classics series.
Directed by John Landis, Animal House brought the comedy redefining mindset of the National Lampoon magazine to the big screen, changing how both studios and audiences looked at comedies. Sure, you could look at the rebellious slobs of Delta House as speaking for a generation of disaffected youth. But that would downplay the fact that the film still is funny and keeps audiences laughing as much today as it ever has.
Here’s the press release for the event –
It’s time to grab your toga and return to Faber College for the wildest frat party ever when “National Lampoon’s Animal House” joins the year-long lineup of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 17 and includes specially produced commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz before and after the feature.
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” stars comedy legend John Belushi and is the ultimate college movie filled with food fights, fraternities and toga parties. Follow the uproarious escapades of the Delta House fraternity as they take on Dean Wormer (John Vernon), the sanctimonious Omegas, and the entire female student body. Directed by John Landis (“The Blues Brothers”), the most popular college comedy of all time also stars Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hulce and Stephen Furst along with Otis Day and the Knights performing their show-stopping rendition of “Shout.”