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
A good romp.
Uncomfortable and ugly. Good, but fairly unenjoyable.
Not too bad, but not outstanding. Story line was mediocre (one wonders why if the family went broke they didn’t sell all the stuff worth a bunch); script was fair; setting could have been explored far better (it was pretty shallow.) acting was better than average. The monster did finally come alive and provide some exciting moments.
jeffrey Combs's acting is atrocious but overall I thought it was a good gory horror flick
Great cult film for fans of H.P. Lovecraft, Stuart Gordon, and/or Jefferey Combs. Decent adaptation.