MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,070 this week

Cradle of Fear (2001)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Horror  |  4 July 2001 (UK)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 2,770 users  
Reviews: 84 user | 23 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cradle of Fear" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cradle of Fear (Video 2001)

Cradle of Fear (Video 2001) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cradle of Fear.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dominator (2003)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After a civil war in Hell, Lucifer has been defeated and the Key to Hell is in Lord Desecrater's grasp. However, the rebellious Dominator has his own thoughts and keeps the Key to Hell away... See full summary »

Director: Tony Luke
Stars: Seera Backhouse, Doug Bradley, Alex Cox
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A 19th century woman, who has become one of the undead, acts as a hired killer in modern times. When she starts knocking off part of the elite businessmen, "The Illuminati", who secretly ... See full summary »

Director: Jake West
Stars: Eileen Daly, Christopher Adamson, Jonathan Coote
Selkie I (2014)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl is mysteriously summoned to the house of an abusive fisherman, when all her attempts at escape fail she is left with no choice, but to reclaim her true, magical identity.

Director: Simon Booth
Stars: Emily Booth, Julian Lamoral-Roberts, Joseph Rye
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Movie Mogul, FrightFest and the Horror Channel showcase emerging horror talent, served up as 26x 3min bite sized short films, from new UK Directors.

Directors: Debbie Attwell, Dan Auty, and 25 more credits »
Stars: Dominic Brunt, Jon Campling, Leo Charlton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

In England, bisexual British vampires free Californian Satanist Hyde from police custody; LAPD Detective Lutz and Interpol's Bureau 17 try to catch them.

Director: Elisar Cabrera
Stars: Wendy Cooper, Eileen Daly, Kerry Knowlton
Fallen Angels (2002)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Abandoned and filled with a mysterious past, Holy Angel School for Girls is about to reveal its secrets of betrayal, jealousy, and vengeance. Rumours of haunting, paired with the desire to ... See full summary »

Director: Ian David Diaz
Stars: Michael Ironside, Jeff Fahey, Kai Wiesinger
Evil Aliens (2005)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A TV crew, desperate to boost ratings, arrive on a remote Welsh farming island to investigate an intriguing incident. A local girl and her boyfriend had been abducted by aliens, who also impregnated her.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Emily Booth, Jamie Honeybourne, Sam Butler
N[eon] (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man wanders through a desolate Venice, finding old masks, dead books and a naked ghost.

Director: Dave McKean
Stars: Eileen Daly, Eamonn Collinge, John Cale
Sacred Flesh (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Director: Nigel Wingrove
Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill
Kannibal (Video 2001)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A rival mobster and the police enter the weird world of a beautiful female mob boss in order to do battle with her and bring her organization down.

Director: Richard Driscoll
Stars: Richard Driscoll, Linnea Quigley, Lucien Morgan
Chainsaw Scumfuck (Video 1988)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Alex Chandon
Stars: Ollie Bond, Alex Chandon, Tom Cox
Dard Divorce (Video 2007)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

What started with a routine divorce between Natalie Stein and her husband Tim, will soon take a turn into the unexpected and evolve into scenes of torture, bloodshed and slaughter.

Director: Olaf Ittenbach
Stars: Martina Ittenbach, Daryl Jackson, Jaymes Butler
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Filth ...
The Man
...
Mel (as Emily Bouffante)
Stuart Laing ...
Richard
...
Inspector Neilson
...
Natalie
...
Sophie
Louie Brownsell ...
Nick
David McEwen ...
Kemper
Willie Evans ...
The Short Man
Emma Rice ...
Emma
Melissa Forti ...
Nikki
...
The Old Man
...
Chief Inspector Roper
Sara Kunz ...
Dr. Ross (as Sarah Kunz)
Mark Rathbone ...
Pringle (as Mark Rossi)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 July 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nascido do Inferno  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, when the photographer is taking pictures of Melissa and Nikki's corpses, Melissa's eyes are open. But, in the scene where Melissa stabs herself, she dies with her eyes closed. See more »

Quotes

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: ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Asylum (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord Abortion
Performed by Cradle of Filth
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strange But Entertaining Splatter Film...
19 April 2006 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

I didn't have very high-hopes going into CRADLE OF FEAR. The first scene shows some "scary" goth-kid killing some guys in an alley, with pretty poor gore FX and an insanely obvious SOV feel to it. Number one

  • people who dress up like vampires at an S&M party are about the most


un-scary things humanly possible - and two - I typically don't care for extremely obvious SOV productions...so you can see as how from the first five minutes I didn't think I would be feelin' this one. I have to admit though, that as it went along, CRADLE OF FEAR ended up being quite entertaining, despite (and in some cases because of...) it's numerous flaws...

The film is made up of four vignettes that center around a mental patient who was a hypnotist and child rapist/murderer. In each vignette, one or more people die in different splattery ways, that are related to people that had to do with the hypnotist's incarceration. The stories themselves are all relatively entertaining: the first dealing with the same goth kid from the beginning (who is apparently mind-controlled by the hypnotist) who bones a semi-hot goth whore and some crazy baby/spider-thing busts out of her stomach. The next has two friends who rob an old man and the robbery goes seriously wrong. The next is about a one-legged guy who goes to seek a "donor" for his missing leg, and the last (and in my opinion, most interesting) story deals with a kid who becomes obsessed with a snuff web-site. The four stories are all semi-amusing excuses to show some tits and gore, and still stay within the context of the film...

CRADLE OF FEAR is a very disjointed film. The way it's shot makes it look like a bad UK soap-opera. There are some decent performances from some of the cast - others are atrocious. There are a few sets of decent goth-chick tits in this one, and that's never a bad thing. Some of the gore FX are convincing or at least decent - others suck completely. There are a few CGI special FX that are so bad they're absolutely hilarious (car-chase/crash, anyone???) - but somehow this mess of a film still works. It is a little long, clocking in at a solid two hours, and could probably use a little bit of a trim, but even so - it manages to stay pretty quick-paced and entertaining throughout. Not a great film by any stretch - but it's quirky and worth a look to splatter fans...8/10


17 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Film In The History Of Horror Movies psychonetic
Oh Dear God! tortureprawn
snuff/dead cat jh87
Eastenders Factoid!?! marksailferret
good film wednesdayadams23
'offended it wasn't banned/cut' jh87
Discuss Cradle of Fear (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?