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
Good haunted house movie. I really enjoy the acting and the set. Great for a cold, rainy night.
Clunky, slow and amateur in a lot of spots. Combs, Crampton and the girl all do a fantastic job. The make up and gore is great. Too bad about the rest. Still, its worth a go if you're digging deep for something to watch.
Brief Summary: Old lady who breathes heavily whips her whiny sex slave (castle freak) for kicks who lives on a steady diet of stale bread and improperly stored Italian cured meat products.
pretty underrated. Gordan does a good job building tension in this slow burn of a movie. Combs gives a really great performance. production value is low and the soundtrack is wack. definitely worth your time.
Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs really deliver, which isn't surprising, especially with Stuart Gordon directing. What i did find surprising was how much i liked the character of the daughter.