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Castle Freak (1995)

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An American family discovers the horrific mystery that lies within a spooky Italian castle in this low-budget horror film from cult director Stuart Gordon, best known for such works as Re-Animator and From Beyond. Castle Freak reunites Gordon with Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs, who portrays John Reilly, an American who inherits an Italian castle when a distant relative passes away. John, a recovering alcoholic, travels to Italy with his estranged wife Susan and blind daughter Rebecca. On the advice of the estate's executor, the three plan to stay at the castle until they can liquidate the estate. Little do they know, however, that a horrible, freakish monster has been kept locked away in the basement. Soon, the beast has escaped and emerges hungry for blood, leading to a series of unexplained deaths and disappearances. When the police name John their prime suspect, he must find the true murderer before he or his family becomes the next victim. Along the way, he must not only battle the creature itself but overcome demons from his own guilty past. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

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Tunny Piras
as Grimaldi
Carolyn Gordon
as Gelato Person
Suzanna Gordon
as Gelato Person
Jillian Gordon
as Gelato Person
Margaret Gordon
as Gelato Person
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Critic Reviews for Castle Freak

All Critics (8)

A slim tale of redemption and survival, with excitable acting that practically transforms the effort into 3-D, but the macabre essentials are provided with skill by the helmer.

September 2, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Blu-ray.com

A good Combs/Gordon effort.

February 2, 2008 | Rating: 3/4

Not as freaky as it sounds.

October 17, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rarely do you see a film that combines graphic sex and cannibal gore to such grisly effect, and that may be a good thing, but it's important to praise a movie for what it gets right.

February 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
eFilmCritic.com

Very, very disappointing Stuart Gordon effort

August 22, 2002 | Rating: 2/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Castle Freak

½

A family moves into an old Italian castle, where something freakish is kept as a secret down in the dungeon. There's gore indeed when the Freak gets loose from its chains. Fairly well-made Full Moon Picture; a classic. For a treat, try watching this movie with the color on your TV turned down, it's like a classic 1950's monster movie!

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