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Castle Freak (1995)

R  |  Video  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  14 November 1995 (USA)
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A troubled couple and their blind daughter come to Italy to visit a 12th Century castle they've inherited. Soon they are plagued by unexplained noises, mysteriously broken objects, and the ... See full summary »

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A troubled couple and their blind daughter come to Italy to visit a 12th Century castle they've inherited. Soon they are plagued by unexplained noises, mysteriously broken objects, and the daughter's claims of an unknown nocturnal visitor to her bedroom. When the housekeeper and a local prostitute and are discovered savagely murdered in the castle's dungeon, John must unlock the castle's secret to save himself from jail and his family from the castle's secret inhabitant. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Hideous... hungry... and loose!


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Rated R for some strong violence and gore, a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is a running joke on the popular podcast 'The Flop House.' The film was the source of a year-long controversy, dubbed by fans as 'Ding-Dong Gate,' centered on co-host Stewart Wellington's insistence that Giorgio rips off his own genitals. The debate was seemingly put to rest when actor Johnathon Fuller, who plays the titular castle freak, wrote in to the show to confirm that no, Giorgio did not rip off his own ding-dong. Regardless, the film is referenced nearly every episode of the podcast, alongside two other Wellington favorites, "Head of the Family" and "The Invisible Maniac." See more »

Goofs

When the Duchess is taking bread and dried sausage to The Freak in the opening sequence the sliced bread has a gaping hole in it in the kitchen but is whole by the time it makes it to the dungeon. See more »

Quotes

John Reilly: I didn't kill her, I fucked her, Okay?
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to H.P. Lovecraft, Andrea Barzini, Giovanni Natalucci, Michla Gisotti, Kimi Yamada, and the wonderful people of Giove, Italy. See more »

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True horror
23 February 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

This was a surprise from Full Moon. Many of their films are gory but have a sense of humor. This one hits a homerun for fans in search of a creepy castle setting. The story is slightly predictable, but thoroughly engrossing. There are some truly horrific scenes, hard to watch. Perhaps more of Hollywood could take a lesson from this movie. Surprisingly well acted from actors who tend to be B level normally.


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