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
I kept checking the remaining time, that is never a good sign. It seemed to just drag on and on way past the 98 minute running time. Usually I can find at least one character that is somewhat likable, nope, not even close in this one. These characters are so underdeveloped that they barely have any personality other than “chick with her tits out”, “reporter”, “cop”, and “other chick with her tits out”.
another classic from the Italian master
Very not body horror. More gothic than anything else. VERY disappointing.
Visually beautiful, convincing period piece, well done and enjoyable over all. (but as a woman I confess the nudity is the most boring part). Pay attention to the story and all the pieces fit. Recommended!
I liked it. It's no Vincent Price flick, but it's decent enough.