One of the first films that feels conceived as a horror-blockbuster. An interesting combination in theory but the film just totally lacks for tension aside from one scene (the slide projector). I was hoping a revisit might improve my initial assessment but alas, I feel the same sense of "it was fine", as I got the first time around.
I stand by this needing a true miniseries adaptation. Just too much plot, even for 2 relatively long film entries. Hopefully part 2 is better but I'm not holding my breath.