Moria concludes, "But the whole affair is too cheap, its melodramatic plot too dull and contrived for such occasional Grand Guignol moments to add up to a worthy film." 1000 misspent Hours describes it as "just your basic killer-maniac-on-the-loose flick, the sort of movie that would gradually evolve into the slasher film over the next 25 years." Fangoria says,
Price is magnificent as the (rightfully!) mad magician Gallico The Great who goes after the crooks and blowhards that wronged him, delivering wildly grand guignol comeuppance in spectacular 3D.