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Cradle of Fear (2001)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Horror  |  4 July 2001 (UK)
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A gruesome homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer to wreak vengeance on those... See full summary »

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Dani Filth ...
The Man
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Mel (as Emily Bouffante)
Stuart Laing ...
Richard
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Inspector Neilson
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Natalie
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Sophie
Louie Brownsell ...
Nick
David McEwen ...
Kemper
Willie Evans ...
The Short Man
Emma Rice ...
Emma
Melissa Forti ...
Nikki
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The Old Man
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Chief Inspector Roper
Sara Kunz ...
Dr. Ross (as Sarah Kunz)
Mark Rathbone ...
Pringle (as Mark Rossi)
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A gruesome homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment. Helped by deranged angel Dani Filth, who leaves a trail of charnel house death in his crimson wake, the cannibal convict forces two Goth vamps to endure a one night stand from hell, two tough female robbers to see through each other, an obscenely rich coke-head to chop up more than a few lines and an internet surfer to descend into madness when he uncovers the ultimate web depravity. Written by Anonymous

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It's Not If They Die... It's How

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Nascido do Inferno  »

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The doctor that Nick visits is Dr. H. West, a probable reference to H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West-Reanimator." H.P. Lovecraft was also responsible for writing other Gothic works such as Call of Cthulhu which were inspirations to Cradle of Filth. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, Emily Booth's character visits her friend's apartment. As her friend brings out refreshments you can see what appears to be a camera shoot in on the left side of the frame and then slowly move its way out of the shot. See more »

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Detective Neilson: You don't need to say it Sir. Four murders in one week and now solid lead is a piss poor show I know, but that new computer system's a load of old wank, with all due respect. For every piece of crap we type in we get a load more bollocks back.
Chief Inspector Roper: That's not what I wanted to talk about Pete. I've had a worrying call from Joe, the photographer. Something about you touching the dead bodies...
Detective Neilson: Yes Sir, it's just something I have to do.
Chief Inspector Roper: Okay. Any particular reason?
Detective Neilson: To make sure they really are dead.
Chief Inspector Roper: ...
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At the Gates of Midian
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What a way to go...
27 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having been a fan of the band Cradle of Filth for many years, I was inclined to watch this movie. Alex Chandon had previously done a video for the band (From the Cradle to Enslave) which is one of the most visually original music videos of all time. With this background information out of the way, here is a checklist to see if you will like this movie. 1. Can you tolerate bad special effects? The effects in this movie are about one step above crappy because it had a limited budget. It does take some work to get past the poor effects and get into the story, but it can be done. 2. Do you have ADD? One thing I did enjoy about the movie was that it weaves together 4 story lines which really helps to keep your focus during the movie. It's far from stagnant. 3. Are you offended by anything? Anything at all? If so, you will hate this movie and possibly feed the need to speak to a pastor after viewing it. The effects, as previously stated are poor, but the material the movie deals with is very intense and often satanic with references to Crowley. If you answered yes to 1 and 2 and no to number 3, you will probably enjoy this movie. In my opinion, it's worth at least one watch if you enjoy horror movies. One last time though, the special effects are weak and this movie is not for the faint of heart.


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