What is with art house movie buffs watching a movie like this and expecting it to be a deep and meaningful masterpiece. This movie is awesome. I know, it's no Fanny & Alexander, it's no Casablanca, it's no La Strada... But fuck I love it
I feel bad for the film. It has an interesting premise but really suffers from some terrible direction. I know they were fighting a low-budget but they could have been more inventive with its music. Bad film-making doesn't make your film a "cult" film either but its ideas are inspired enough. If you don't take it seriously, its fun for what it is.
A lot of costume sourcing was done locally, and I find it entertaining to see little trinkets bought at dinky goth shops in a film.
Many of the songs are fun, inspires lots of cosplaying, and having a member of Skinny Puppy in your cast definitely helps your cred.
A largely misunderstood film. Took me a couple of views before i understood the film's tone, which shifts from deathly serious to an undercut of overstated violent sillyness. People expecting a musical should find out what Opera means. People expecting Sweeney Todd mixed with Rocky Horror, well you might be disapointed or not, you either love or hate it. Head and Brightman rule in their songs. Deserves a se/prequel