An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) – WTF Happened to This Horror Movie?

The new episode of the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? video series looks back at 1997’s An American Werewolf in Paris

We’re wrapping this week up with a new episode of the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? video series, and with this one we’re looking back at one of the most maligned sequels ever made: the 1997 release An American Werewolf in Paris (watch it HERE). How did this follow-up to An American Werewolf in London go so wrong? Watch the video embedded above to find out!

Directed by Mute Witness‘s Anthony Waller, who also wrote the screenplay with Tim Burns and Tom Stern, An American Werewolf in Paris has the following synopsis: A group of carousing American tourists is taking in the cultural landmarks of Paris when a chance encounter results in sightseer Andy McDermott saving the life of Parisian Serafine Pigot. While on a date at a nightclub with Serafine, Andy is suddenly attacked and bitten by a werewolf. The next day he discovers that Serafine is also a lycanthrope, and that he is beginning his own grueling, hirsute transformation into one of the fanged beasts.

The film stars Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman, Julie Bowen, Pierre Cosso, Tom Novembre, and Thierry Lhermitte.

This is what the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie series is all about: Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask: WTF Happened To This Horror Movie?

The An American Werewolf in Paris episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? was Written by Emilie Black, Edited by Juan Jimenez, Narrated by Ric Solomon, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A couple of the previous episodes of the show can be seen below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.