Argento's take on the classic tome is a travesty that shows none of the mastery of genre filmmaking that he is known for. Inept on most every level from its subpar effects to ridiculous scripting to poor casting. Even the behind the camera team fail to surpass what seems like budgetary limitations. At one point Van Helsing says 'you don't want to see this'...I give the same advise to the potential viewer.
what do people expect from him, really? you can't complain now about wooden acting or cringe worthy dialogue, both of those have been a prevalent aspect of his films since he started. no, this isn't Suspiria, Deep Red or Inferno, but it's still got enough of his touches to make it a good film.
As bad as I expected, the Argento of Deep red and Suspiria is way behind us. Nevertheless, at least it is more enjoyable than the atrocious Giallo and Hauer is fun even if the rest of the cast are all bad
Dario Argento dovrebbe chiudersi in una bara e rivoltarsi nella tomba. La recitazione di Asia Argento ti trasporta in altri mondi, non si capisce mai l'espressione che ha sul viso ed è talmente cagna che qualsiasi attore vicino a lei sembra Marlon Brando. Non c'è nemmeno il gusto di mostrare gli effetti artigianali, sostituiti con effettacci al computer esilaranti. 'Na roba... 1*