Everything being loyal to the source material is carrying this film, but people who haven't played these games may not get anything memorable out of this. There are some good things going on like the action and staging so it's not a bad film, but there are parts of this that look very cheap. As a reboot it works well enough for me, just give more substance to the characters next time.
Argento goes full blown giallo with this one and as usual, it was good stuff. The murder mystery took its sweet time building everything before eventually reaching its compelling climax and the story here is masterfully done as the killer is not easy to guess at any point. David Hemmings is excellent as Marcus Daly and Daria Nicolodi as Gianna Brezzi isn't far behind. What really drives this home is all the clever camerawork, masterful score in each scene and lastly the murders being violent and full of gore.
One of the best that Daria Argento has to offer.
Coming out around the same time as Dracula but unlike that film, this contains less elements of horror and instead more explores the human mind. It's more mystical and multidimensional, as well as superior in its actors. Not to compare the two but Dracula had more of a mediocre cast accompanying the charismatic Lugosi, while this one has more emphasis put on the supporting actors as well. Star of the show here is Boris Karloff, who plays the Frankenstein Monster…
This was as entertaining as the original and some of that was due to the similar pace. Things were given time to breathe in the beginning until they turned it up once the cannibals appeared to torment the campers. Good enough remake here, though it didn't have any major differences compared to the original.