An American Werewolf in Paris

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

An American Werewolf in Paris (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“An American Werewolf in Paris” is a horror-comedy film released in 1997, directed by Anthony Waller. It serves as a loose sequel to the classic 1981 horror film “An American Werewolf in London,” directed by John Landis. The film is set in modern-day Paris and follows a different set of characters and werewolf mythology from its predecessor.

The story revolves around Andy McDermott (played by Tom Everett Scott), an American tourist visiting Paris with his friends. They decide to take part in an extreme sport known as “bungee jumping” off the Eiffel Tower. During the jump, Andy rescues a young woman named Serafine Pigot (played by Julie Delpy) from attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the tower. However, Serafine is not just an ordinary woman; she is a werewolf.

After the incident, Andy becomes infatuated with Serafine and seeks to understand her mysterious condition. Unbeknownst to him, Serafine’s werewolf curse is tied to a sinister werewolf cult led by her stepfather, Claude (played by Pierre Cosso). The cult is planning a dangerous ritual that could unleash werewolf terror across the city.

As the story unfolds, Andy gets bitten by a werewolf and starts to transform into one during the full moon. He seeks help from a quirky, self-proclaimed werewolf expert, Dr. Thierry Pigot (played by Tom Novembre), who happens to be Serafine’s estranged brother. Together, they try to find a cure for Andy’s impending lycanthropy while battling the dangerous werewolf cult.

“An American Werewolf in Paris” received mixed reviews from critics upon its release. While some praised the film’s visual effects and humor, others felt that it failed to capture the same charm and horror as its predecessor, “An American Werewolf in London.”

Despite its mixed reception, the film gained a cult following over the years, particularly among fans of werewolf-themed movies. The werewolf transformation scenes and the film’s Parisian setting are often cited as some of the highlights of the movie.

Although not as well-regarded as the original “An American Werewolf in London,” the film remains a notable entry in the werewolf genre of horror-comedy films from the late 1990s. It offers an entertaining mix of horror and humor with a modern-day twist on werewolf mythology, making it an enjoyable watch for fans of the genre.



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Cast

  • Tom Everett Scott: Andy McDermott
  • Julie Delpy: Sérafine Pigot McDermott
  • Vince Vieluf: Brad
  • Phil Buckman: Chris
  • Julie Bowen: Amy Finch
  • Thierry Lhermitte: Dr. Thierry Pigot
  • Pierre Cosso: Claude
  • Tom Novembre: Inspector LeDuc
  • Anthony Waller: Metro Driver
  • Isabelle Constantini: Alex Price

Crew

  • Director: Anthony Waller
  • Producer: Richard Claus
  • Screenplay: Tim Burns, Tom Stern and Anthony Waller

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