The Phantom of the Opera (1989)


By Scott Goldfine

Robert Englund, better known as “Freddy Kruger,” stars as the Phantom in yet another rendering of the Faustian classic. This time-tested tale, about an evil composer obsessed with a young opera singer, is made with care to detail and jazzed up with graphic gore.

But soggy dialogue and too many false endings keep this film from hitting the high notes. Molly Shannon of all people makes a showing. Rated R.

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