Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)
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Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)
In keeping with the his cult reputation, Italian filmmaker Dario Argento's take on Gaston Leroux's enduring Gothic tale of terror and obsession features plenty of sex and graphic, high-tech gore (although hard-core Argento purists may find the splatter scenes rather sparse). Unlike other renditions of the illustrious Phantom, Argento's version suffers no facial disfigurement and therefore remains unmasked. His creepiness, shown in the early parts of the story, comes from having been abandoned as a baby and raised by rats in the labyrinthine catacombs beneath the Paris Opera.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Missing is one decent scare and, worst of all, the passion that this classic gothic romance is known for."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Argento's lowest moment."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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