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->''"It took me four years on a stairmaster to get [[UnfortunateImplications a package]] like this. You ripped through it like a lamb chop!" ''
-->-- '''Amy Fitch''', newly risen as a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]

''An American Werewolf in Paris'' is a spin-off of ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' that was released to lukewarm reviews (at best) in 1997. It includes some of the elements of its predecessor, such as attempts at lighthearted humor and having a werewolf's victims appear as mutilated ghosts. What it lacks, and what caused many reviewers to complain, are the [[BodyHorror brutal yet enthralling make-up effects]] of the first movie, which have been replaced with a heavy dose of CGI.

The story is centered on Andy [=McDermott=] (Tom Everett Scott), an American student who is traveling in Europe with his two friends when he falls in love with a French girl named Serafine (Julie Delpy), after saving her life during her suicide attempt. He tracks her down in attempt to [[strike:get in her pants]] woo her, and eventually winds up getting invited to a club by one of her friends, who promises that she'll be there too. The club turns out to be a trap, where the owners lock the doors, transform into werewolves and feast on the unwitting patrons. One of his friends is killed, but Andy escapes... with just a bite. He is surprised to wake up in Serafine's bedroom, who is kind enough to take off her shirt for [[strike:[[{{Fanservice}} the audience]]]] him, offer him a glass of [[LudicrousGibs freshly-pureed hearts]] and tell him he's a werewolf now... and she would know, because she's one too.

He refuses to accept this and flees her house, but is forced to accept that it's true after he kills a fellow American tourist named Amy, who also rises as a member of the undead to torment him. He goes back to Serafine, who tells him that the club owners are after a serum her stepfather created that will cause them to transform into werewolves instantly, even when it's not a full moon. Sure enough, they succeed in stealing it, so Andy and Serafine team up to stop their fellow werewolves' reign of terror, avenge their friends' deaths, and maybe even put and end to their own curse....

The film, despite having a relatively uninspired storyline with plenty of humor that falls flat, is actually not that bad when compared to most other movies that have lycanthropy as the main plot point. It was also not a box office bomb-- its earnings exceeded its budget by a few million dollars. Regardless, it is not widely regarded as a good movie and fans almost universally prefer ''An American Werewolf in London'' to this film.
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!!''An American Werewolf in Paris'' provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Serafine's condition means that she can throw a guy halfway across a café in human form. And when she transforms, [[ImAHumanitarian well....]]
* BigBad: Claude.
* DeathBySex: Andy hooks up with Amy, and the two are having sex-- in a cemetery, no less-- when Andy transforms into a werewolf for the first time and kills her.
* {{Fanservice}}: You can catch a glimpse of Serafine's breasts during her first transformation scene. The filmmakers decided that was too subtle though, so she rips her shirt off shortly thereafter to make sure everyone got a damn good look at her goods.
* ImpendingDoomPOV: The werewolf vision, which is in infrared.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: American werewolves in Europe are literally haunted by the people they kill, as well as by anyone close to them who was killed by a werewolf. They are essentially ghosts, whose bodies look identical to the mutilated state of their physical forms, and likewise tend to decay over time. They cannot rest until the werewolf that killed them is slain.
** [[spoiler:Apparently, it ''is'' possible for an afflicted werewolf to cure his or herself-- all they need to do is eat the heart of the werewolf that killed them. This also cures anyone else who was infected by that werewolf.]]
* PsychoSerum: The serum that Serafine's stepfather created was his attempt to synthesize a medication that would ''prevent'' her from turning into a werewolf. [[spoiler: Instead, it caused her to transform instantly, and rip his legs off.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Serafine didn't bite Andy. Claude did.]]
* TheSocialDarwinist: Claude gives a speech saying he hates institutions like hospitals and charities because their only purpose is to extend the lives of the weak, in turn weakening the human race as a whole. Combined with FantasticRacism, he also considers werewolves like himself to be superior than ordinary humans.
* TransformationSequence: Has plenty of them, but the PainfulTransformation found in most other werewolf movies is averted.
* UnconventionalSmoothie: Using [[spoiler:human hearts]].
* [[VampiresOwnNightClubs Werewolves Own Night Clubs]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: When the werewolves running the nightclub scheme learn that Andy is one of them, they offer him the chance to join them.
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