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An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)



Critic Consensus: Markedly inferior to its cult classic predecessor in every way, An American Werewolf in Paris is felled by the silver bullets of clumsy storytelling and chintzy special effects.

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Anthony Waller (Mute Witness) wrote and directed this horror comedy follow-up to An American Werewolf in London (1981) with the focus now on the lycanthropic misadventures of the wolf daughter (Julie Delphy) of the couple (Jenny Agutter, David Naughton) seen in the earlier movie. Filmed in Paris (Louvre, Metro, Seine, and an Eiffel Tower bungee jump) and Luxembourg.


Julie Delpy
as Serafine
Tom Novembre
as Insp. LeDuc
Isabelle Constantini
as Serafine's Mother
Maria Machado
as Chief Bonnet
Ben Salem Bouabdallah
as Detective Ben Bou
Serge Basso
as Officer with Flashlight
Jochen Schneider
as First Lycanthrope
Alan Mckenna
as Second Lycanthrope
Herve Sogne
as Third Lycanthrope
Edgar Kohn
as Fourth Lycanthrope
Jean-Claude Deret
as Professor Martin
Davis Freeman
as Nightclub Visitor
Chris Bearne
as Surgeon
Pierre Bodry
as Waiter on Train
Peter Riemens
as Waiter in Restaurant
Emile Cappachione
as Bodybuilder
Serge Hugel
as French Car Driver
John Waller
as British Car Driver
Nicholas Waller
as Taxi Driver
Anthony Waller
as Metro Driver
Isabelle Costantini
as Serafine's Mother
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Critic Reviews for An American Werewolf in Paris

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (8)

The computer animation of the monsters here is a herky-jerky cartoon blur that is anything but scary.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

By the end of the film, any plot discipline (necessary so that we care about some characters and not the others) has been lost in an orgy of special effects and general mayhem.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

...some great films, like sleeping dogs, should be left well alone...

September 24, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Where's a silver bullet when you really need one?

December 18, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

An exhausting and chaotic pseudo-sequel to John Landis' 1981 horror-comedy classic,An American Werewolf in Paris offers one affront to the senses after another.

October 22, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Much too lame to be considered a sequel to "An American Werewolf in London."

October 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for An American Werewolf in Paris

Hmmm not too bad, the wolf effects are very poor cgi which makes the wolf look like its sick and losing weight. The gore is great and the concept is OK despite being a complete rerun of the first but its the look and feel of the film which still just about manages to win. The film still has the originals appeal with its kooky black humour and macabre sequences but main lead Scott is a bit weak along with the rest of the cast.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


An American Werewolf in Paris is an insult to Jon Landis's landmark film. This film features nothing to redeem it's stupidity. The film is simply a washed out version of Landis' classic Werewolf film. The film has some very bad CGI effects, and it has a terrible cast to act out the dreadful scenes. This is one film that should be avoided, it's not even a decent film. This film is a poor excuse to cash in on An American Werewolf In London, now that was a werewolf picture. This film is pure and simply a travesty and is not worth your hard earned money. They could've done something great maybe if Jon Landis and Rob Baker were involved in the project, but instead they hired a hack of a director to market this brainless piece of crap to a "hip and cool" generation of teens. What a waste of money, and Celluloid, the only way this film could have been great was with a rewrite and Jon Landis helming the project. Nothing new to be found here, just a headache of a film.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Not near as serious as "in London", and had quite a few lame jokes. But in a mood like "The Frighteners" it was horror comedy that you can still enjoy. The monster effects waver from cool to really lame CGI. Worth it if you're feeling really lazy and there is nothing else to watch on your streaming video.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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