'Curse Of The Faceless Man'
(Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara, et al / DVD / NR / 2011 / MGM)
Overview:A stone figure unearthed in Pompeii followed by a series of skull crushing murders.
DVD Verdict: 'Curse Of The Faceless Man' is out now as part of MGM's "Limited Edition Collection," which is available from select online retailers and manufactured only when the DVD is ordered. The DVD features a simple menu with no menu for chapters or scenes. Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVDs are made to play in DVD playback units only and may not play in DVD recorders or PC drives.
Now, in case you didn't know, or it bothers you, or you get lost in the plot along the way, throughout 'Curse of the Faceless Man' there is a narrator (the voice of Morris Ankrum) who first informs us what is happening. And then he gives little bits of info for the rest of the movie. Sure, in truth, itís not really needed really since it can figured out as we progress easily enough, but sometimes it can be useful.
Like at the beginning since there is no sign informing us that itís Pompeii thatís being used as the location. Still, without knowing that at the start itís told later in the movie so it becomes known regardless!
Moving on and, for my money personally, well, this flick is more like a spoof movie than a horror movie!! I was actually laughing by the time another person got caught by the walking statue! I mean, in one scene it shows a woman in a room. The statue enters, she screams, stands there allowing it to walk slowly up to her, then she runs out the room to a hall, stops, looks down the hallway, then to her left and then to her right, back to where she just came from ... until the statue walks out and she screams again! She then just skips off!
Indeed, similar reactions happen throughout the whole movie, so itís funny, that's all, and not horrific. Much like all the above, the one character Tina (played by Elaine Edwards) is entranced by the statue, but screams every time she sees it move! And when we are finally told why the statue is going after Tina in the first place, well, I wanted to go off into a corner and slap myself silly!! Aside from this fact, watch this on a rainy day, for sure. This is a Full Screen presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.