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Castle Freak

3 Ratings: 3.7
Castle Freak - DVD - Horror

Starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Johnathon Fuller, Jessica Dollarhide   Directed by Stuart Gordon   Writer:  Stuart Gordon   Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft   1995      Loosely based … see full wiki

Director: Stuart Gordon
Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 14, 1995
MPAA Rating: R, Unrated
1 review about Castle Freak

What kind of meat goes with this wine?

  • Nov 27, 2008
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Stuart Gordon with Full Moon bring us two essential elements for creepy pleasure....A Freak...and A Castle! Poor baby has been locked away in the cellar and beaten his entire life, but he has also been fed regularly. Till Mama dies.

John Reilly inherits this beautiful castle, and travels with his wife and blind daughter to see his new windfall. A brief and non-intrusive flashback show us that John and Susan have recently lost their son in an automobile accident, the same accident that left their daughter blind. Susan blames John for their son's death, and this explains the tension between the two as they settle into their quarters in the castle. Their plans are to sell the furnishings and artwork, and John wants to get started right away on inventory. He takes his daughter Jessica along with him, but Jessica gets curious about a cat meowing and follows it instead.

Of course, we all know that Jessica will wind out in the lower halls of the castle where our hungry, wretched little friend awaits. Jessica gets away, Freak eats Kitty and gets loose, but while Jessica didn't see Freak, he saw Jessica and would like a closer look. He sneaks into her room, leaving with a sheet to wrap himself in, and only Jessica's dad believes her tale that there is someone or something else in the castle with them.

Surprisingly good acting in this low budget film, with Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator and the Frighteners) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator and Body Double) and a good supporting cast; plus gorgeous castle background giving us beauty and creepiness all in one, set the perfect stage for our lovely, twisted, lonely freak.

When John Reilly brings home a local prostitute, our darling, grotesque little intruder will give you a whole new meaning to the term "oral sexx" in a particularly gory "love" scene.

Over all, if you are lover of cheap and/or cheesy horror flicks, you will not want to miss out on this jewel. Enjoy!

Castle Freak

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January 26, 2009
God How I hate the word "cheesy". This one should have been a lot better considering all the talent involved. Combs, Crampton, and Gordon together again! What more could any fan want? Well a better script would have been nice. We've come to expect better work from these guys. It left me with a funny empty feeling afterwards. I guess you can't create a classic everytime out.
 
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