Ellie is a hard-working producer on the late late show with Craig Kilborn. She takes care of her younger brother while they still live in their recently deceased parents' home. She is currently having relationship troubles with Pacey, a young LA hipster who is terribly busy with work, opening a nightclub/wax museum (apparently those exist?). ON the drive home one night, Ellie and her younger brother are in a car accident. When they try to help the victim (American Pie's Shannon Elizabeth - fully clothed), she is killed by a wold, while Ellie and her younger brother are bitten.
Weird things start to happen - pentagrams form on their hands, they start hungering for lots of meat, and they're suddenly considered very attractive by others. There's a great scene where Scott Baio is hitting on Christina Ricci.
This film was directed by Wes Craven and includes his penchant for trying to frame his story within a story while reflecting on pop culture's stories in general. If that sounds too confusing, think of what he did with the Scream movies, or Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Same sort of stuff here. Kevin Williamson (writer of scream) wrote this one as well, but rather than making this a legitimately scary movie, they tried to take the story in a campy angle that nullifies any good creepiness that would have made a more effective film.
Some of the fx are good, and the werewolf's final showdown in the wax museum/night club is pretty good, but, overall, this movie was not nearly as good as Craven & Williamson could do.