Full of the features of vague Ye Olde Central Europe -cobblestones, sinister castles, blazing arc lights- but lacking in the key and specifically Germanic feel that is necessary for a really successful Dracula flick. Argento's OTT treatment (e.g., hysterically overused theramin) can't hide its lassitude and not even the eventual appearance of Hauer can bring it to life. Perhaps Murnau just understood Evil better...
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*