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Castle Freak
     

Castle Freak

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Director: Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller

Cast: Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller

 

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An American family discovers the horrific mystery that lies within a spooky Italian castle in this low-budget horror film from cult director Stuart Gordon, best known for such works as Re-Animator and From Beyond. Castle Freak reunites Gordon with Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs, who portrays John Reilly, an American who inherits an Italian

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An American family discovers the horrific mystery that lies within a spooky Italian castle in this low-budget horror film from cult director Stuart Gordon, best known for such works as Re-Animator and From Beyond. Castle Freak reunites Gordon with Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs, who portrays John Reilly, an American who inherits an Italian castle when a distant relative passes away. John, a recovering alcoholic, travels to Italy with his estranged wife Susan and blind daughter Rebecca. On the advice of the estate's executor, the three plan to stay at the castle until they can liquidate the estate. Little do they know, however, that a horrible, freakish monster has been kept locked away in the basement. Soon, the beast has escaped and emerges hungry for blood, leading to a series of unexplained deaths and disappearances. When the police name John their prime suspect, he must find the true murderer before he or his family becomes the next victim. Along the way, he must not only battle the creature itself but overcome demons from his own guilty past.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2012
UPC:
0859831002529
Original Release:
1995
Source:
Wizard Entertainment
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
3,357

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Combs John Reilly
Barbara Crampton Susan Reilly
Jonathan Fuller Giorgio
Massimo Sarchielli Giannetti
Raffaella Offidani Sylvana
Marco Stefanelli Benedetti
Luca Zingaretti Forte
Jessica Dollarhide Rebecca Reilly

Technical Credits
Stuart Gordon Director,Screenwriter
Albert Band Executive Producer
Charles Band Executive Producer
Bert Glatstein Editor
Maurizio Maggi Producer
Dennis Paoli Screenwriter
Richard H. Band Score Composer
Franco Vanorio Art Director
Mario Vulpiani Cinematographer

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Castle Freak 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally checked this out after years of forgetting to watch it and damn is it a gem. Its a legit creepy movie that seriously doesn’t pull any punches. The freak’s face is seriously disturbing and he runs around naked with his castrated the entire movie. Its nuts. It definitely has its B-movie moments but they are easy to look past. Definitely would recommend this movie to anyone that likes creepy, atmospheric horror.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While not hitting the horror heights of some of Gordon's other genre entries,namely REANIMATOR,the flawed but fascinating FROM BEYOND and the quite magnificent recent double of DAGON and KING OF THE ANTS,this seldom seen or discussed 90's entry is notable amongst his ouevre for an almost total lack of humour..we are used to having chuckles with our grue that Gordon serves up to us,so playing this dark tale very straight and very nasty adds to it's impetus and impact. The ubiquitous Combs and the lovely Barbara Crampton provide the bitter marital heart of the tale while the abused freak roams the castle walls,taking more than an unhealthy interest in their blind daughter,and in one unforgettable scene of horror (heavily cut in the UK on it's video release in the mid 90's) unleashes his perverse frustrations on a prostitute down in the catacombs! Dark,often savage and very atmospheric,this is well worth seeing in it's full version,as edited,the full despairing horror is severely blunted,and top marks to the makeup guys for creating a genuinely disturbing addition to the monster canon of cinema,with it's twisted,disfigured and yet oddly pitiable freak...a boy forced to become a monster through years of beatings and abuse,shut away from the light.