Castle Freak (1995)
Directed by Stuart Gordon
An American family inherits an Italian castle which houses a bloodthirsty monster in Stuart Gordon's 1995 creature feature loosely based - of course - on an H.P. Lovecraft story. Gordon's favorite lead actor Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR) stars as John, a man involved in an accident that claimed his son's life. Grieving and troubled, the family's unprepared for another blast of horror when the deformed beast starts prowling the halls. Gordon's underrated film is anchored by a dark, serious tone that's unlike his more tongue-in-cheek efforts, but still just as scary.
An American family inherits an Italian castle which houses a bloodthirsty monster.
Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller
Strong acting and some dark sequences. Really good movie!
This movie disturbed me in middle school when I first saw it. Re-watching it as an adult it's still creepy, has great pacing, and is a lot of fun. The showdown on the roof in the rain is incredible.
A lot of fun to watch - no idea what Lovecraft story it's supposedly based on though.
Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton make being amazing seem so effortless, don't they? Classic Stuart Gordon Lovecraft reimagining that's so delightfully nasty.
Let's go Brandon.