An American Werewolf in Paris

Released 1997


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Anthony Waller
An American Werewolf in Paris is the widely reviled sequel to the classic 1981 horror comedy An American Werewolf in London. It came out in 1997 and was directed by Anthony Waller. While the original had Oscar award winning practical special effects, this poor sequel featured low quality cgi transformations that have not aged well at all. The film follows the American tourist Andy McDermott (played by Thomas Everett Scott). While at the Eiffel Tower he rescues a suicidal girl names Serafine (played by Julie Delpy) from jumping off it to her death. However after rescuing her she quickly disappears. Andy is focused on finding her however and eventually tracks her down. However he doe not know that Serafine is the daughter of the couple from the first film, and, as such, is a werewolf. On their first date Andy ends up getting chased by another werewolf and is bitten. He wakes up in Serafine's bed and she tells him he is now becoming a werewolf as well. Now it is up to Andy to hunt down and kill the werewolf who bit him and Serafine to hopefully end the curse.moreless

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  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    An enjoyably trashy blend of impressive special effects, low-key refs to Landis's movie, and sudden moments of horror breaking the jokey tone.

  • 30

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    A slapdash, poorly acted, paint-by-numbers teen horror comedy, the sequel is too frenetically edited to build any suspense, and its special effects are strictly bargain basement.

  • 10

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A painfully anemic variation on John Landis' 1981 winner, "An American Werewolf in London." While the original had both wit and poignancy--and an affectionate and knowing tip-of-th...

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