Release: 1997, Buena Vista Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy Director: Anthony Waller MPAA Rating: [R] violence, language, nudity, sexuality Genre: Horror
The daughter (Delpy) of the werewolf from An American Werewolf in London is living in Paris, where her mother and stepfather are researching her lycanthropy in hopes of finding a cure. One night, she tries to commit suicide by jumping from the Eiffel Tower. Three young American tourists prevent her from killing herself and eventually become caught up in her horrific life.
Some of the younger audience might not know this, but this film is actually a sequel to the 1981 classic An American Werewolf in London. That movie proved to be a breakthrough in animatronic and morphing special effects, and its successor lives up to this tradition (to some degree) by creating new perceptions of the basic werewolf mythos. What makes this a good sequel is that it doesn't just rehash the same old story: instead, it continues and expands the original story by picking up some 16 years later. A new twist in this movie is the examination of a secret society of werewolves that live in the city. Very interesting stuff for you classic horror buffs out there.
The film tries to mix a little too much comedy into the story, and sometimes you're laughing at it rather than with it.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10 (0=Abysmal, 5=Average, 10=Excellent)