67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Trash, but always just a little creepier than you expect.
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60

Film.com

By Tom Keogh
The effects never really get ahead of the characters or the script's layered personality.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The kind of horror movie that's not a bit scary and quite a bit gross.
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41

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Aims low and cheats on an ending, but meanwhile it's a bottom-shelf hoot.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
For horror fans in a forgiving mood, it's an adequate fear fix.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Contains too little of the original's campy spirit and too many whistles, bells, explosions and screams.
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38

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Fun for less than 30 of the 80-minute running time.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's all a bit of overkill.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Slow-moving, yawn-inducing remake.
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0

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
If your name's on the marquee, chances are your agent's already dead.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.