Cursed by the devil, a
disturbed man named Erik Destler (Robert
Englund) is turned into the Phantom who
hides his face with a mask preventing it
from falling off.
A young New York opera singer named
Christine Day (Jill Shoelen) is
auditioning for a part in an upcoming
opera but is knocked unconcious by a
sandbag that fell from the stage and is
dreaming the 19th Century in England
where her past is about to become a
The Phantom falls desperately in love
with Christine and tries to make her the
star of the opera.
He also kills others to show he cares
even if it means getting to the man of
her dreams named Richard Dutton (Alex
Hyde-White) which she fears for him as
the slaughtering escalates while
Christine is catapulted to stardom and is
told she may never leave the Phantoms
There is a nice shot on Christine Day singing her opera audition and then a
great suspenseful shot on a sandbag
hitting her with shattering glass and
other effects when it shows her falling.
A nice shot on a horse with a carriage
panicking and galloping.
A good shot looking up on Meg looking down
on Christine lying on the ground.
There's a nice cold moment with the Phantom
towards Joseph Buquet speaking evilly towards him
on a top floor of a stage along with a
nice shot of Joseph himself falling
with a rope tied to his leg.
There's a camera shot with an evil look
on the Phantom's face in a steam
room after he kills someone.
A great moment with the Phantom speaking
softly towards Christine to sing
and the setting looked great when she
We have a great camera shot with the Phantom caressing a hooker.
There are many nice discussions between Christine and Meg as they
looked like realistic friends.
A nice flashback scene involving the Phantom playing the piano and saying he will
sell his soul to the devil which involved
a dwarf as it
looked extremely effective.
A perfect setting with a hideout
that involved the Phantom speaking
to Christine with candles around
them as well as him playing the organ.
There's a nice perfect dark alleyway
scene that involved the Phantom standing
there along witha few locals
battling him as the action is very fast
paced with lots of good gruesome details.
A great effective moment with one of the people named Mott after he witnesses a
decapitated head is rolled towards him
with his freaked out actions. There's
also a nice evil discussion between him and the Phantom when he grabs him.
A good camera shot with the Phantom pinning Christine down with
her frightened expressions.
We also spot a nice conversation sequence
between Insp. Hawkins and Davies discussing the Phantom's
history and how he came to be while we
see many camera takes on the Phantom himself sewing skin on his face and peeling stuff
off of him showing his true identity.
We spot a great dark scene between the Phantom and a rat catcher bluffing to him that he
won't kill him.
There's a nice brief struggle betweenthe Phantom and Richard Dutton with
their battle towards one another.
A good shot on the Phantom when a
fire ablazes screaming his words out to
his mistress about never leaving.
Bottom line: Ah yes we get a
nice remake of this film with a total
horror feel too with along with plenty of
gruesomeness that the film stands on it's
own. Some may slam this film but I quite liked
it as it had a great story and
performance to all of this along with a
wild imagination to top it all off. Although not a mainstream film by any
means it was very close to being one due
to it's good budget and effects too.
The acting is very
good as we get Robert Englund
Destler / The Phantom) playing another killer showing that he
can pull off another character than
Freddy Krueger and has terrific icy cold
great evil expressions to him to top it
Jill Shoelen (Christine Day) is a gifted actress in
the film and has a lovely singing voice
too. She shows terrific energy to her
role in the film as well as with her
tense words too. She does well
acting nervous discussing the Phantom
towards someone at a ballroom and
quickly trying to get away.
Alex Hyde-White (Richard Dutton) is quite charming as
the hero in the film and portrays a very
nice character to his part in the story.
Supporting actor Nathan Lewis
(Davies) does well as a tough detective in the
film showing great aggressions to his
part in it. We spot many strong and powerful blocking
and running performed by him when he tries to flush out the phantom in
Supporting actress Emma Rawson (Meg) really portrays such perfect niceness to
her part and is believeably outgoing too.
A brief breast
shot on a woman lying in bed
We spot a few bloody
A skinless body is found in a closet
A head is cut off during a battle
The phantom tears off parts of his skin
Another decapitated head is found in a
pot of stew
The phantom rips someone's heart out
The phantoms face is torn off
We have lots of terrific
classical music with adventurous violin
and horn playing composed by Misha
Segall who never screws up in any
parts of this film at all. It sounds very
mainstream and superb too. You will see
what I mean when you watch the movie from
start to finish.
burns Erik's face with a magic touch]
The Devil: People will love you
for your music. But that is all that they
will love you for.
You're a thing from hell.
Erik Destler: And you, sir, are
I lead the rats away, round them, without
me, you will have them crawling all over
Erik Destler: Then lead them to