Faust: Love of the Damned Review
Synopsis:A man sells his soul to the devil.
Faust: Love of the Damned (2000) is a Spanish-English fantasy superhero horror movie that was filmed in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Faust was adapted from David Quinn and Miguel Tejada-Flores’ screenplay that was based on Tim Vigil and David Quinn‘s comic book of the same name. Director Brian Yuzna (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Bride of Re-Animator (1989), Beyond Re-Animator (2003), Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)) did a horrible job executing a poor screenplay. The screenplay has been done many times before and has been executed well. The movie contains extreme violence, grotesque gore with eye poking, decapitations, and other stomach-churning gory-graphic scenes.
Faust: Love of the Damned revolves around artist, John Jaspers (Mark Frost - Doctors (2000), The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011), Blue Juice (1995)) who sells his soul. John sold his soul to mysterious M (Andrew Divoff - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Air Force One (1997), Wishmaster (1997), Toy Soldiers (1991)) who is the devil so that his girlfriend’s death can be avenged. John did not expect the deal with devil M to have an outcome where he is transformed into a horned demon that has to kill. John soon realizes that M has bigger plans and is using him to open the gates of Hell so that he can release Homunculus, who is a giant monster. John refuses M and M buried him only to resurrect him as Faust. Faust is the average comic book cloaked superhero that has a thirst for blood. What happens next is something that should not be seen because it becomes a dreadful watch that will bore you.
Faust is one of the worst movies I have ever seen that has an individual that sells his/her soul to the devil with a terrible screenplay that does not develop into anything worth seeing. Most of the actors over act and those who did not overact, could not save the film with all the areas it failed in. The special effects and makeup was okay but not good, so it was not enough to make the movie worth seeing. Overall, stay away from this film and watch a Van Helsing movie instead which surely will not disappoint most viewers.
About Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)
Original Title: Faust
Runtime: 98 minutes
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Total Avg. Votes: 8
Writers: Tim Vigil, David Quinn, Miguel Tejada-Flores
Director: Brian Yuzna