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Tagline : "Things are getting a bit hairy!"

American Werewolf in Paris.Some 16 years after "American Werewolf in London", somebody decided to make a sequel using one of the aborted ideas for the original. So over a decade and a half later, we have a sequel over 10 years too late, which nobody expected, no-one asked for and with virtually nothing in common with the original.

But perhaps I'm being a little too harsh. So, set in Paris, American teenagers Andy (Sean Everett Scott) and his friends Brad and Chris (Vince Vieluf and Phil Buckman) sneak up the Eiffel Tower late one night for a spot of illegal bungee jumping.

Having climbed to the top, they find a beautiful young girl who seems to have the same idea, except she's not planning on using a bungee rope. Having stopped her from jumping, Andy and his friends get more than they bargained for when they get involved with her and some of her friends at a late night rave party.

Yes it seems that the mysterious young girl, known as Serefine (Julie Delpy), and her associates are werewolves who like to hang about in the catacombs beneath the city, and now that Andy's been bitten it's the start of a whole lot of trouble. Fortunately, there is a way out, if they can kill the lead werewolf they should turn human again.

But with the French police investigating Andy for murder, and Serefine's friends able to change into a wolves at will, thanks to a serum they've developed, getting hold of the lead wolf, a thug named Claude (Pierre Cosso), is going to be no easy matter. Particularly as some of Andy's victims, who keep coming back as zombified spirits, are proving to be more of a hindrance than a help.

Whilst the film may not be as good as the original, to be fair, viewed on it's own merits it's quite an entertaining horror comedy. Though the emphasis seems to be more on humour this time round. Perhaps the films main downfall is the overuse of CGI werewolves, which don't really look convincing, but apart from that this is an entertaining slice of hokum.

Overall Marks : 5/10.

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