This hip, edgy thriller -- in the electrifying tradition of SCREAM, SCREAM 2, and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN -- delivers a howling good time with a hot young cast of stars! On the loose in Europe, three wild college grads from America bring their "Daredevil Tour" to Paris in search of some serious fun. There, Andy (Tom Everett Scott -- THAT THING YOU DO!) falls for the beautiful and mysterious woman of his dreams (Julie Delpy -- THE THREE MUSKETEERS). The only problem is ... when the moon is full, Andy's dream girl turns into a total nightmare! Rocking with a cool soundtrack featuring today's hottest cutting-edge recording artists, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS is an outrageously thrilling adventure you don't want to miss!
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