Castle Freak

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"Hideous. Hungry. And Loose."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.0  (7,678)

Castle Freak is a horror movie from 1995, directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller, and Jessica Dollarhide. The film tells a horrifying story of a family who inherits a castle in Italy from a distant relative. John Reilly, played by Jeffrey Combs, is an alcoholic who has been living a dissolute life. However, he inherits a castle in Italy from his estranged mother and decides to take his wife, Susan, played by Barbara Crampton, and his blind daughter, Rebecca, played by Jessica Dollarhide, to live there. The castle is old, dark, and eerie, and soon things start to go wrong.

In the basement, John finds a secret room where a deformed man is kept chained up. This "castle freak" has been kept imprisoned for years, and John decides to free him. However, the freak goes on a rampage, killing people in the castle.

The family soon realizes that they are not alone in the castle, and their lives are in danger. John and Susan try to find a way to stop the freak, while Rebecca, who is blind, is the only one who can communicate with him.

As the story unfolds, the audience learns that the "castle freak" is actually a deformed son of the previous castle owner, who was kept chained up and abused all his life by his father. The freak is a sympathetic character who has suffered greatly, and the audience starts to feel sorry for him.

The film is filled with suspense, gore, and horror, and the atmosphere of the castle is truly eerie. Stuart Gordon, the director, creates a gothic and mysterious mood using the location and set design, and the film has a great pace that keeps the audience engaged throughout.

Jeffrey Combs, who is known for his roles in horror movies, delivers a great performance as John Reilly, a flawed and broken character who tries to find redemption by saving his family. Barbara Crampton, who is also a horror icon, plays Susan with great skill, showing vulnerability and strength at the same time.

The real star of the film, however, is Jonathan Fuller, who plays the "castle freak". Fuller manages to convey the emotions and pain of a character who doesn't speak a word throughout the film, using only his body language and facial expressions. The freak is a tragic and terrifying character, and Fuller's performance is outstanding.

Overall, Castle Freak is a great horror movie that manages to mix suspense, gore, and sympathy for the main antagonist. The story is well-written, the direction is excellent, and the performances are top-notch. The film is not for the faint of heart, but if you're a horror fan, it's definitely worth watching.

Castle Freak is a 1995 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (7,678)