WAX MASK REVIEWED
“Wax Mask” follows resurrected people, mystery killers and others stalking the streets of Rome. For a film that was supposed to be Fulci’s last offering, the end result is depressing. Most of the film looks like the cloudiest of VCDs, but I guess that was to hide many of the issues that plagued the production. While there is a clear push for horror goodness, everything on the film feels rushed. Sergio Stivaletti was an FX master and his practical work on this film looks great. But, it’s a constant reminder why Savini’s Night of the Living Dead isn’t remembered like Romero’s original.
Some people need a few practice films before they get the ability to craft films. If you can swing this film for 94 minutes, it’s a fun lark. But, there is absolutely nothing essential in this film. While I appreciate the bonus material, it just goes to make the film look like it was shot in little-to-no light. That’s just a personal pet peeve.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 1/31/17
- Video - 78%78%
- Audio - 75%75%
- Supplemental Material - 86%86%
- Film Score - 84%84%
The Plot Thus Far
Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. Twelve years later in Rome a new wax museum is opened, whose main attractions are lifelike recreations of gruesome murder scenes. A young man bets that he will spend the night in the museum but is found dead the morning after. Soon, people start disappearing from the streets of Rome and the wax museum halls begin filling with new figures…