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Castle Freak (1995)

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A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Stuart Gordon (story), H.P. Lovecraft (story "The Outsider") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... John Reilly
Barbara Crampton ... Susan Reilly
Jonathan Fuller ... Giorgio
Jessica Dollarhide ... Rebecca Reilly
Massimo Sarchielli ... Giannetti
Elisabeth Kaza Elisabeth Kaza ... Agnese
Luca Zingaretti ... Forte
Helen Stirling Helen Stirling ... Duchess D'Orsino
Alessandro Sebastian Satta Alessandro Sebastian Satta ... JJ
Raffaella Offidani Raffaella Offidani ... Sylvana
Marco Stefanelli Marco Stefanelli ... Benedetti
Tunny Piras Tunny Piras ... Grimaldi
Rolando Cortegiani Rolando Cortegiani ... Tonio
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... The Gelato People (as Carolyn Gordon)
Suzanna Gordon Suzanna Gordon ... The Gelato People
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Storyline

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!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Swedish

Release Date:

14 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stuart Gordon's Castle Freak See more »

Filming Locations:

Terni, Umbria, Italy See more »

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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was also originally set to be released through a planned but cancelled sub-label of Full Moon called PulsePounders, named after a film Full Moon CEO Charles Band produced and directed during the 1980s at his previous studio, Empire International in Rome, Italy. The would-be sub-label was intended to be created for releasing extreme & unrated horror films, but the label ended up being used as the name of a "KidVid" label Band created in the mid-to-late 1990s, after his Moonbeam Entertainment sub-label for kids folded. 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 »

Alternate Versions

Unrated director's cut version includes more explicit sex and gore footage. See more »

Connections

References Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island (1995) See more »

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Jungle Love
Composed by Reg Powell
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It's OK if you know what to expect!
26 October 2004 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

OK, let's see... why do we rent a film entitled "CASTLE FREAK" with a stupid looking monster on cover? 1st reason might be we did this by luck, searching through the horror section of the local video store. 2nd reason is we like the GORDON/COMBS combination and NEED to check this out.

I personally HAD to check it out, expecting at least few gore/splatter/bloody scenes and of course I dig Jeffrey Combs. As I read in a fan site of his "... some act bad in good movies...he acts good in bad ones!".

There is gore, don't expect anything too much, 2 or 3 scenes, there is nudity and there's Jeffrey Combs who manages to raise interest in his sad role. So, I don't think it is worth it for the gore, as the monster thing & monster plot is a big joke, but I recommend this to Combs fans.


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