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Incomprehensible, boring, terrible FX, a noodling anachronistic Tangerine Dream score, and not scary at all. Horror films are not Michael Mann's forte
I think you might have been a bit harsh: hardly surprising given how much it has let you down over time. That said, I saw it for the first time recently and it ain't great...
I agree 100% Stuart. Tried watching this three times over the past couple of years, hearing loads of people describe it as a lost classic, and Mann's most underatted film. I found it incredibly tedious, deliberatly obtuse and a waste of a fantastic premise and cast.
I genuinely remembered liking it from back in the eighties. Viewed now it just seemed laughable and pretentious
I wrote a piece on this www.culturedeluxe.com/2011/04/at-the-mountains-of-madness-the-folly-of-michael-manns-the-keep/
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