Movie Nights explains why we got “An American Werewolf in Paris” instead of “An American Werewolf in London 2”

A. Quinton — Jun. 26th 2017

Thanks to @Somnilux for bringing the excellent Movie Nights Youtube channel to my attention with this fascinating video about the nearly-extant An American Werewolf in London 2. No, I’m not talking about the execrable “An American Werewolf in Paris“. I mean an honest-to-goodness sequel, starring the original cast (yes, even those that were turned into meatloaf or gunned down). I’ll leave the rest of the details for you to discover in the video, but suffice it to say I would have much preferred this very weird continuation of the “American Werewolf” tale to Paris, which was associated to the franchise in name only (since the single scene tying it to its predecessor was cut).

Movie Nights is hosted by comedienne / podcaster / prolific maker-of-things Allison Pregler. You can follow her work on TwitterTumblr and Facebook, and support it over on Patreon, where she specifically gives a shout-out to werewolves – always a signifier of distinction, if you ask me. A quick scroll through the Movie Nights Youtube channel reveals at least six other werewolf-related reviews in amongst the Baywatch and Evil Dead videos, so get, like, a Coke Zero or something and check it out!

  • lurkingeek

    Wait, so AwiL-style lycanthropy would’ve qualified as an STI in addition to the ‘rotting spirits of your victims’ rider? Talk about a rough ride for Alex, even if those full-moon caging procedures held up for 14 frickin’ years. Between all that, the tangential-as-hell plot connections of Landis’ sequel script & the Paris flick’s raw cheddar (though I confess to a soft spot for Julie Delpy & that Bush soundtrack tune), methinks it’s just as well AWiL remained standalone. ‘Course, who knows how (or if) the reboot’s gonna shake out?