An American Werewolf In Paris

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2 1/2

The horror movie craze seems to be picking up days and this one features three young men traveling to Paris where they plan to bungee jump off the Eiffel tower. And one of the young men, Andy (Tom Everett Scott), does bungee jump off and rescues an attractive young woman, Serafine(Julie Delpy), in mid air who has just jumped off the tower to end her life. He's attracted to Serafine and tries to develop a relationship, but it seems she turns into werewolf when the moon is full and doesn't want to involve him in her bizarre existence. But he and his two friends, Brad (Vince Vieluf) and Chris(Phil Buckman) do pursue her and soon find themselves not only in violent, gory confrontations with her when she turns into a werewolf , but with a whole group of other evil werewolves. Even Tom is bitten by a werewolf and turns into a werewolf on occasion, but happily there is a cure for him and Serafine (Julie Delpy). There's still a market for werewolf horror films and this one probably will attract enough young persons to make a fairly good showing at the box office.

Developed with computer graphics, the hairy werewolves are vicious and frightening and strike with lightning speed. The story is filled with gruesome attacks by the werewolves on screaming victims in dark,foreboding surroundings and on the streets. And the bloody victims or their body parts are often shown afterwards. Some of the bloody corpses live on as spirits, but they are usually portrayed in a comical manner. The victims and police fight back with guns and spikes to create even more gore. And, of course, there's some nudity in a bedroom scene when Serafine sits on top of Tom,exposes her breasts and then puts his hands on them. The young men discuss sex a few times and in one scene Tom accidentally spills some condoms in front of Serafine. Surprisingly, only two moderately crude words and four obscenities, including two s words, occur in the dialogue. The case against horror films is that they desensitize viewers to violence and appeal to their prurient instincts. Needless to say, we don't recommend this one.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, 3900 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91521

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Two Times- Moderate

Obscene Language: Few (4) Times (2 S words; two others)

Profanity: Few (3) Times--Once regular (God's sake); Exclamatory-Twice

Violence: Almost Continuous-Often Severe and Gory (man injuries head on steel tower, persons hit by door and knocked down, heads hit together , werewolves chase and kill victims, bloody victims and body parts shown, bloody walking spirit corpses, body organs ground up to drink, werewolves shot and stabbed, mob hysteria)

Sex: None, but suggestive scene

Nudity: Once-Woman exposes breats briefly to man in bed

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Men discuss sex, man carries condoms and blows one up, semi nude woman sits on top of man in bed, man puts hands on woman's breasts

Drugs: Few Times- Whiskey drinking; people inject serum into veins to become werewolves.

Other: Man saves woman's life, man and woman cured from being werewolves; man tied to cross in werewolf den

Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Adults and Older Teenagers

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