Faust: Love of the Damned is a 2000 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.
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). 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.Mark Frost as John Jaspers / Faust
Isabel Brook as Jade de Camp
Jennifer Rope as Blue
Jeffrey Combs as Lt. Dan Margolies
Andrew Divoff as M (Mephistopheles)
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.
A second edition with more tracks appeared in the same year featuring "Sex And Violence" by Carnivore and "Chopped In Half" by Obituary.
Faust: Love of the Damned premiered at Sitges Film Festival on 12 October 2000. It was released theatrically in late October 2000.
Trimark released it on DVD in 2001, and Mosaic released a DVD in the UK in January 2002. Arrow Video re-released the DVD on 18 April 2011, containing several special features.
AllMovie's review of the film was mixed, writing, "Check your brain at the door and eat up this grisly eye candy." Jonathan Holland of Variety described it as "entertaining in a voyeuristic way but also as corny, crude and excessive as they come." Gareth Jones of Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and called it "utter, utter trash" that is a guilty pleasure. Bloody Disgusting rated it 4/5 stars and wrote that it was much better than expected, though cheesy and corny in spots. Patrick Naugle of DVD Verdict called it "low budget horror slop with lots of T&A" of interest mostly to Yuzna fans.