On the strength of his Hitchcockian-thriller debut, Mute Witness, writer-director Anthony Waller was hired to direct this belated sequel to the 1981 horror comedy An American Werewolf in London, but lycanthropy in the City of Light just ain't what it used to be. The movie offers plenty of gruesome makeup and special wolf-transformation effects, and there are some effectively spooky moments in the plot involving an underground population of hungry Parisian werewolves. One of them is seductively played by Julie Delpy, who is rescued from attempted suicide by an American tourist (Tom Everett Scott, from That Thing You Do!) but ultimately can't hide her dual identity when darkness falls and the full moon shines. The movie begins well, but gradually succumbs to nonsense and mayhem, prompting critic Roger Ebert to observe that "here are people we don't care about, doing things they don't understand, in a movie without any rules." In other words, you'd have to be a die-hard horror buff to give this one the benefit of the doubt. --Jeff Shannon
Theatrical Trailer --This text refers to the DVD edition.
THIS IS NOT A GOOD MOVIE. THE ORIGINAL IS 100 TIMES BETTER THAN THIS.THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THIS ARE THE SPECIAL EFFECTS AND JULIE BOWEN, HER PERFORMANCE WAS FUNNY AS HELL.Published on Dec 30 2005
This is a terrible movie and it's a shame it's even associated with one of my all time favorites, An American Werewolf in London. Read morePublished on May 13 2004
This movie is pathetic. you could never compare this to the classic an american werewolf in london, it's just not possible. i only saw it once & that's enough for me.Published on May 8 2004 by Jason Scherer
Was that injection adrenaline, a stimulant? Opposite of the depressant that caused the instant transformation... Maybe it was an instant cure... Read more
I liked this movie; it's not quite as "novel" as its predecessor, set in London, but it still has some fresh and chilling moments. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Michael Butts
AN AMERICAN [TOM EVERETT SCOTT] FALLS FOR A FRENCH GIRL [JULIE DEPSY]. JUST ONE PROBLEM, SHE'S A WEREWOLF. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003 by MICHAEL TAYLOR