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
Cheesy, campy, awful anything, terrible effects.. it all makes for a slightly enjoyable movie if that's what you're looking for..
not bad and back in those days too
Definitely strange, but I thought it was great! Pretty gross and creepy; there are lots of unsettling scenes throughout. And, based on an H.P. Lovecraft story too!
I love Jeffrey Combs, but I'm pretty sure the script got stolen from the set of a soap opera and adapted into a horror film. And what kind of horror movie is it? One with animal death, an alcoholic father, ableist parents who try to do what's best but never actually listen to their child, a "freak" is above all is a person who has endured a lifetime of cruelty, incompetent cops (ACAB), redemption earned in self-sacrifice, exploitation of the women in the film... If 'Castle freak' didn't have tropes, it wouldn't have anything. ...Am I too jaded to watch horror movies?
Very disturbing munching of lady parts.