Images Journal calls it "the great director’s most romantic, overwrought, macabre, and sexually provocative film." Slant Magazine gives it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. 1000 Misspent Hours gives it a positive review. Weird Wild Realm thinks it's hokey.
DVD Talk describes it as "a startlingly original scare show with an unexpectedly adult theme". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 71%.