The Phantom of the Opera (1989) Review
By Christopher Null
Dwight Little (best known as the director of Halloween 4) remakes The Phantom of the Opera as a modern horror flick, failing rather miserably in the process.
Here we find our heroine Christine (old horror regular Jill Schoelen) playing a modern opera singer who's mysteriously whisked back in time to Victorian London, where the usual Phantom goings-on ensue. Grisly murders ensue, all courtesy of the disfigured man in the basement (Robert Englund, natch), with one specific twist: He doesn't just wear a pretty mask, he uses his victim's skin to make new faces.
It's gruesome and a little disturbing to see Englund sewing himself back together, but that's the extent of the fun of this Phantom. From its tired and unnecessary setup to its laughable finally, this is one remake the world is probably better off without.
Facts and Figures
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
Cast & Crew
Director: Dwight H. Little