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
Although I absolutely admire Combs, Crampton and all of Stuart Gordon's work, this is one is my least favorite of his movies. Too artsy and theatrical and not enough humor. It's still good, of course, but it doesn't have the power of his other Lovecraft adaptations.
Let me start off by saying Cimbs is a legend. And all though this is not my favorite movie, the acting in this is awesome. the gore and the "freak' looked great. i just got very bored with the rest. i feel like this coule have been so good if just a few things were tweaked. It's not a bad movie, but it is not great either.
um.. Where to begin. This fim is part brilliant and. part terrible. Also, why does SHUDDER not allow. half a skull
Combs is great and the premise is interesting but gets a bit slow.