Directed by Sergio Stivaletti
In the mid-‘90s, Dario Argento approached a physically and professionally ailing Lucio Fulci to direct one final production, an over-the-top shocker about grisly murders at a Rome wax museum. But when Fulci passed away only weeks before filming began, Argento turned to Sergio Stivaletti – the FX genius on PHENOMENA, OPERA, DEMONS to make his feature-directing debut.
Stivaletti, Argento and Fulci collaborate on a tale of grisly murders around a Rome wax museum.
Cast: Robert Hossein, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Gabriella Giorgelli, Umberto Balli
takes too long, makes no kind sense, and it never pays off. i like a good old fashioned Italian horror and i know the nonsense i might have to witness, gladly. this just plods along and while it may have three or four interesting practical effect moments a lot of them look cheap and goofy. skip it and watch a better (basically any other) Argento or Fulci movie
Better than I thought I was going to be which is probably because Fulci ended up not directing it. People who enjoy mechanical special effects will like it more than me.
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Its decent. It kind of tries to be a throwback but it fails to capture what made the period this movie is throwing back to so special and revered and just comes off as outdated and out of touch. Its hard to describe this movie better than "Eh". It's a very 50/50 sort of thing where you might really like what the movie was trying to do enough to want to give it a chance, but also might be disappointed that it didn't completely succeed at that, or at being a good movie. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this movie to people who are really into Italian horror or Hammer horror. I think this might even be appealing to people who are into steampunk. This movie ISN'T really steampunk (you could probably debate this but I'm just going to say it's not), it kind of is and kind of isn't, but you don't see very much steampunk movies being made and what I think people in that community may enjoy about this movie is that it's a 19th century period piece but it's in a version that has highly advanced technology that hasn't even been invented yet IRL that is running on 'pre-electric' hardware, like something out of a sort of H.G. Wells scifi. If you're SUPER into those things, you'd probably be able to get something out of it. If you're not, then this movie will probably not be worth it.
Decent enough horror flick if you have 1-2hrs to fill.