Faust: Love of the Damned

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Faust: Love of the Damned
Faust-Love-of-the-Damned.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Brian Yuzna
Produced by Ted Chalmers
Carlos Fernández
Julio Fernández
Antonio González
Bea Morillas
Miguel Torrente
Brian Yuzna
Screenplay by David Quinn
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Based on Faust: Love of the Damned 
by Tim Vigil and David Quinn
Starring Mark Frost
Isabel Brook
Jennifer Rope
Jeffrey Combs
Andrew Divoff
Music by Xavier Capellas
Cinematography Jacques Haitkin
Editing by Luis de la Madrid
Studio Castelao Producciones
Fantastic Factory (Filmax)
TVC
Vía Digital
Release dates
Running time 101 minutes
Country Spain
Language English

Faust: Love of the Damned is a 2000 Spanish horror film, directed by Brian Yuzna. It is adapted from a screenplay by David Quinn and Miguel Tejada-Flores based on the comic book of the same name by Tim Vigil and David Quinn. It was produced by Ted Chalmers, Carlos, Julio and Antonio Fernández, Bea Morillas, Miguel Torrente and Brian Yuzna. It premiered at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival on 12 October 2000.

The film, which was the first of nine to be produced by Filmax's Fantastic Factory label, won the award for Best Special Effects at the 2000 Catalonian International Film Festival in Sitges, Spain.[2]

Plot[edit]

An artist, John Jaspers (Mark Frost) sells his soul to the mysterious M (as for Mephistopheles) (Andrew Divoff) in order to avenge the death of his girlfriend. However, the deal has an unexpected price, and he is periodically transformed into a horned demon with a passion for killing. He discovers that M plans to release a giant monster called the Homunculus, thereby opening the gates of Hell, and sets out to stop him.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film's soundtrack was released through Roadrunner Records and featured songs by groove metal, nu metal and industrial metal artists. Machine Head's "Take My Scars" was used as the film's theme song.

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Take My Scars"   Machine Head 4:19
2. "Lady Bird"   Baby Fox 4:06
3. "Def Beat extra3 = Junkie XL"     4:56
4. "Remanufacture" (remixed by Rhys Fulber) Fear Factory 6:43
5. "For Fuck's Sake"   Nailbomb 5:44
6. "Bleed" (feat. Fred Durst and DJ Lethal) Soulfly 4:07
7. "The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears"   Machine Head 4:11
8. "Breed Apart"   Sepultura 4:01
9. "Loco"   Coal Chamber 4:15
10. "Replica"   Fear Factory 3:56
11. "Timelessness"   Fear Factory 4:08

Release[edit]

Faust: Love of the Damned premiered at Sitges Film Festival on 12 October 2000.[1] It was released theatrically in late October 2000.[3]

Trimark released it on DVD in 2001,[4] and Mosaic released a DVD in the UK in January 2002.[5] Arrow Video re-released the DVD on 18 April 2011, containing several special features.[6]

Reception[edit]

AllMovie's review of the film was mixed, writing, "Check your brain at the door and eat up this grisly eye candy."[7] Jonathan Holland of Variety described it as "entertaining in a voyeuristic way but also as corny, crude and excessive as they come."[8] Gareth Jones of Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and called it "utter, utter trash" that is a guilty pleasure.[9] Bloody Disgusting rated it 4/5 stars and wrote that it was much better than expected, though cheesy and corny in spots.[10] Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "low budget horror slop with lots of T&A" of interest mostly to Yuzna fans.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "‘Gein’ grabs top kudos at Sitges fest". Variety. 18 October 2000. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "filmax International". filmaxinternational.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Frater, Patrick (24 October 2000). "Filmax seeks partners for Fantastic fare". Screen Daily. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Naugle, Patrick (5 October 2001). "Faust: Love Of The Damned". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Mackie, Rob (10 January 2002). "This week's video releases". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Hurtado, J. (18 February 2011). "Arrow Video Preps FANTASTIC FACTORY PRESENTS For April". Twitch Film. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  7. ^ McClain, Buzz. "Faust: Love of the Damned (2001)". AllMovie. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Holland, Jonathan (22 February 2001). "Review: 'Faust: Love of the Damned'". Variety. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Jones, Gareth (27 April 2011). "Fantastic Factory Presents (UK DVD Set)". Dread Central. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Faust: Love Of The Damned". Bloody Disgusting. 22 October 2004. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

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