Reviewed by: Dave Rettig
Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman, Julie Bowen / Director: Anthony Waller / Released by: Buena Vista
What starts out as just another “tour-of-Europe doing-davedevil-stunts to-accumulate-points to-impress-one-another” vacation turns into a nightmarish series of roaming parties hosted by American-eating, French werewolves. All is going well until young American Andy McDermitt (Tom Everett Scott), escapes the buffet. Now infected by lycanthrope, Andy must decide… kill she-werewolf Serafine (Julie Delpy) whom he loves or become “An American Werewolf in Paris.”
Leave your brain at the door for this one as bungee jumping (off national monuments) to pick up women starts the film. No subtitles either because the Parisian police force conveniently speaks English even to one another, when no Americans are around. Even horror film devotees will be insulted by the total abandonment of traditional werewolf legends. This was one stupid film. The special effects were impressive, using computer generated werewolves to achieve fluidity of motion beyond the limits of actor in latex-and-fur; however, computer-generated effects are quickly becoming the norm, making the film not worth the cost of a ticket.
“An American Werewolf in Paris” contains large amount of gore, very graphic violence, nudity, profanity, and sexual situations. The entire premise is counter to the Christian belief system. Werewolves have no place in the Christian faith. The gore was so nasty that the audience (largely secular, I would guess) groaned. If it were possible this film deserves less than a 1. It is utterly offensive!
Avoid this film like the plague. There is no justifiable reason to see this film (even as a reviewer I am repenting before Christ in submitting myself to such moral and mental garbage). Pray that director Anthony Waller comes to saving faith in Jesus Christ and abandons this spiritually corrosive slop.
Year of Release—1997