Castle Freak

Castle Freak

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

Member Reviews

Engages with and presents two opposing representations of disabled treatment in society in a way I wasn't ready for or expecting. The more I watch it the more I find it has to say. Stuart Gordon was more of a powerhouse than he realized, I expect. Combs and Crampton are, as always, fantastic.

MorticiaAddams
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4 days ago

enjoyable but the story felt like it was missing something that I cant quite put my finger on.

KyleJAlexandre
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6 days ago

Solid 90's horror. Interesting adaptation of my favorite HP Lovecraft story.

SecularSurfer
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9 days ago

I had so much fun with this! I went in expecting this to be dumb but I had a great time. It goes there! I kept grabbing my husband’s arm saying “I did not expect this movie to go this hard”. He was not as into it as me but I had a good time squealing and hiding my eyes. Not all that scary but a good gothic tale. I watched this because of Horror Movie Podcast.

Midnightmary
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14 days ago

RIP Stuart Gordon. This movie is much better than it had any right being.

agnespoodle
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14 days ago