A masterpiece of poetic horror and tactful, tactile brutality.
Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader
As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale, this chilling, nocturnal black-and-white masterpiece was originally released in this country dubbed and under the title "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus," but it's much too elegant to warrant the usual "psychotronic" treatment.
Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times
Franju constructs an elegant visual work; here is a horror movie in which the shrieks are not by the characters but by the images.