We all know the classic story behind The Phantom of the Opera and it has been done in many versions and even Dario Argento did a take on it.
The Phantom of the Opera: Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.
The stunning Asia Argento has the leading role in this one and I like her, so that was a good thing, but this one is not as powerful as other versions of Phantom of the Opera. Argento’s version sticks to the classic story and adds a bit more gore into it, but I wish that it would stick out even more.
I do like the second half of the film better than the first half, but I really wish that it had been more twisted and sinister. This is one of Argento’s weaker movies, but I still did enjoy it.
Grading: 6 out of 10