Faust: Love of the Damned

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Faust: Love of the Damned
Faust-Love-of-the-Damned.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBrian Yuzna
Produced byTed Chalmers
Carlos Fernández
Julio Fernández
Antonio González
Bea Morillas
Miguel Torrente
Brian Yuzna
Screenplay byDavid Quinn
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Based onFaust (comics)
by Tim Vigil and David Quinn
StarringMark Frost
Isabel Brook
Jennifer Rope
Jeffrey Combs
Andrew Divoff
Music byXavier Capellas
CinematographyJacques Haitkin
Edited byLuis de la Madrid
Production
company
Castelao Producciones[1]
Release date
Running time
96 minutes
CountrySpain[1]
LanguageEnglish

Faust: Love of the Damned is a 2000 English-language Spanish superhero 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 Catalan International Film Festival in Sitges, Spain.[3]

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, Blue (Jennifer Rope), at the hands of a gangster. However, the deal has an unexpected price, and he is periodically transformed into a horned demon with a passion for killing and becomes M's assassin. After meeting psychologist Jade De Camp, he rediscovers love and turns against M and his psychotic lover, Claire. 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]

Release[edit]

Faust: Love of the Damned premiered at Sitges Film Festival on 12 October 2000.[2] It was released theatrically in late October 2000.[4]

Trimark released it on DVD in 2001,[5] and Mosaic released a DVD in the UK in January 2002.[6] Arrow Video re-released the DVD on 18 April 2011, containing several special features.[7]

Reception[edit]

AllMovie's review of the film was mixed, writing, "Check your brain at the door and eat up this grisly eye candy."[8] Jonathan Holland of Variety described it as "entertaining in a voyeuristic way but also as corny, crude and excessive as they come."[9] Gareth Jones of Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and called it "utter, utter trash" that is a guilty pleasure.[10] Bloody Disgusting rated it 4/5 stars and wrote that it was much better than expected, though cheesy and corny in spots.[11] Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "low budget horror slop with lots of T&A" of interest mostly to Yuzna fans.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Faust: Love of the Damned: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2001
Genre
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerVarious

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, playing over the film's opening credits. The band's song "The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears" is also featured in the film, but not on the soundtrack. Other songs included in the film, but not the soundtrack, are "Remanufacture" by Fear Factory, "Lady Bird" by Baby Fox, "Def Beat" by Junkie XL, and "Breed Apart" by Sepultura.

Track listing
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Replica"Fear Factory3:56
2."Loco"Coal Chamber4:15
3."Colas de Rata" ("Rat Tails")Brujeria1:32
4."Old Earth"Sepultura4:28
5."Everyone I Love Is Dead"Type O Negative6:11
6."Take My Scars"Machine Head4:24
7."By the River"Vision of Disorder feat. Phil Anselmo3:36
8."Chopped in Half"Obituary3:43
9."From the Cradle to Enslave"Cradle of Filth6:37
10."Bleed"Soulfly feat. Fred Durst and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit4:07
11."Nothing's Clear"Ill Niño3:22
12."Asthmatic"Spineshank3:34
13."Choke"Sepultura3:36
14."Everything Is Untrue"Amen4:19
15."Babe"Glassjaw1:43
16."For Fuck's Sake"Nailbomb5:44
17."Bible Basher"Deicide2:23
18."Sex and Violence"Carnivore3:51
19."Timelessness"Fear Factory4:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FAUST (2001)". British Film Institute. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "'Gein' grabs top kudos at Sitges fest". Variety. 18 October 2000. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. ^ "filmax International". filmaxinternational.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ Frater, Patrick (24 October 2000). "Filmax seeks partners for Fantastic fare". Screen Daily. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b Naugle, Patrick (5 October 2001). "Faust: Love Of The Damned". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  6. ^ Mackie, Rob (10 January 2002). "This week's video releases". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  7. ^ Hurtado, J. (18 February 2011). "Arrow Video Preps FANTASTIC FACTORY PRESENTS For April". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  8. ^ McClain, Buzz. "Faust: Love of the Damned (2001)". AllMovie. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  9. ^ Holland, Jonathan (22 February 2001). "Review: 'Faust: Love of the Damned'". Variety. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  10. ^ Jones, Gareth (27 April 2011). "Fantastic Factory Presents (UK DVD Set)". Dread Central. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Faust: Love Of The Damned". Bloody Disgusting. 22 October 2004. Retrieved 8 March 2014.

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