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The Phantom of the Opera
Only love and music are forever.
A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer.
Robert Englund is the Phantom of the Opera in this deliciously 80s' retelling of the classic horror story. Englund's Phantom is basically Freddy Krueger in his Sunday best, but that is in no way a bad thing.
The story should have stayed in the 80s... such a waste.
Well this was a surprise. I went in retardedly thinking this was the Dario Argento version I'd seen years previously, but noooo - Dwight H. Little it was, and a surprisingly gruesome and atmospheric adaptation it was too.
Robert Englund was excellent as the Phantom.
No patch on Schumacher's, but you can be sure he's seen this. Englund feels miscast in a role too similar in appearance (the makeup at least) to Freddy.
This is the slasher version of The Phantom. It deviates from the book in several ways, in names, in locations and in story details. There is a somewhat confusing frame story that is set in present day New York, but the main story is set in London rather than in Paris. As for the mask, it seems to be a mix of inspirations from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and House of Wax (1953). Disappointingly missing from the story is the falling chandelier. Apparently the producer couldn't afford it.
Robert Englund is good as the Phantom, but a little too creepy for my taste. Jill Schoelen as Christine is nice to look at, but not very memorable.
To me, this looks more…
A criminally forgotten film. Gothic, gross, subversive, beautiful, and weird. I personally would say this is my favorite version of the story.
The best thing about this interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera is Robert Englund and his sick portrayal of the Phantom, as well as the fantastic practical makeup effects. Unfortunately, it lacks in most other areas.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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