Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

National Lampoon's Animal House
Director: John Landis
Cast: Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Donald Sutherland, Stephen Furst, James Daughton, Mark Metcalf

In 1962, Faber College freshmen seek to join a fraternity. While the Omega house is run by uptight and smug overachievers, the Delta house focuses mostly on outrageous pranks and wild parties. John Landis' anarchistic college comedy advocates rebelling against authority, getting laid, and having a good time. This iconic film features great performances, memorable gags, and catchy music, but some aspects of the misogynistic humour (catfishing, stalking, and grooming) haven't aged well.