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Cradle of Fear (2001)

Unrated | | Horror | Video 4 July 2001
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Filth ...
The Man
Mel (as Emily Bouffante)
Stuart Laing ...
Inspector Neilson
Louie Brownsell ...
David McEwen ...
Willie Evans ...
The Short Man
Emma Rice ...
Melissa Forti ...
The Old Man
Chief Inspector Roper
Sara Kunz ...
Dr. Ross (as Sarah Kunz)
Mark Rathbone ...
Pringle (as Mark Rossi)


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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4 July 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nascido do Inferno  »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the end credits Dani Filth is credited as both Dani Filth and Dani Davey. See more »


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 »


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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References Alien (1979) See more »


At the Gates of Midian
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Better than the majority of horror movies these days
31 October 2004 | by (Rainham, England (the worst place on earth)) – See all my reviews

When one of my friends lent this to me I didn't really know what to expect. I knew that it was low budget and extremely gruesome. But in my eyes, low budget horror movies are better than high budget ones (Resident Evil anyone?). The storyline as a whole, I think, is really good (although a little disjointed at times) and the characters were really diverse, the acting wasn't the best I've seen but when is it in a horror movie! although Dani Filth played 'The Man' brilliantly, I couldn't have thought of a better person for the job. It makes you wonder though whether he was really that evil because the people he killed were not exactly nice people. Another thing that added to it's horror movie quality was the low budget special effects, they weren't awful, but you could tell at times that they looked fake. This just makes it better though in my opinion. So on a whole I think this movie is brilliant and it makes a change from the really poor horror movies that have been coming out recently.


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