YMMV: An American Werewolf in Paris

  • Awesome Music: Mouth (The Stingray Mix) by Bush.
  • Complete Monster: Claude is the leader of a gang of Social Darwinist werewolves and owner of the Club de la Luna. Claude made himself a werewolf by stealing the blood of the benevolent werewolf Serafina. Upon doing this, Claude uses his club to lure tourists and thrill seekers in before he and his pack transform and massacre them all. Claude uses his club to lure people to their deaths. When the hero, Andy, is bitten during a visit to the club, Claude tries to get Andy to join the Pack by forcing him to murder his friend Chris. When Claude learns Serafina's scientist father is working on a cure that ended up causing immediate transformation, he raids his lab to murder him and steal it to transform whenever he wants to kill innocent people.
  • Narm Charm: In the climax, the shot of Chris running out of the club with a giant cross on his back. In slow motion
  • Sequelitis
  • Special Effects Failure: Computer-generated animation was still a relatively new technique in 1997, and many viewers felt that the CG— used not only for the transformation scenes, but for all shots of the werewolves— was too obvious in this movie.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Julie Delpy. This review adds that her too-good-for-such-a-shlocky-movie performance "isn't necessarily a good thing, since it prevents us from relaxing and enjoying An American Werewolf in Paris as a completely mindless, campy entertainment experience."
    • Delpy's later interviews would reveal that she gave such a good performance despite taking on the film purely for the cash, and disliking the experience so much that she avoided doing any other commercial Hollywood movies.
  • What Could Have Been: John Landis, who made the first film, wrote an earlier draft of the script.