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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Reilly
... Susan Reilly
... Giorgio
... Rebecca Reilly
Massimo Sarchielli ... Giannetti
Elisabeth Kaza ... Agnese
... Forte
Helen Stirling ... Duchess D'Orsino
Alessandro Sebastian Satta ... JJ
Raffaella Offidani ... Sylvana
Marco Stefanelli ... Benedetti
Tunny Piras ... Grimaldi
Rolando Cortegiani ... Tonio
... The Gelato People (as Carolyn Gordon)
Suzanna Gordon ... The Gelato People
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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 Stuart Wellington's insistence that Giorgio rips off his own genitals. The debate was seemingly put to rest when director Stuart Gordon responded to a tweet from a young Flophouse fan 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

Giorgio, the freak, could not remove his metal arm restraint without ripping his thumb off first, as the restraint was too small. But near the end of the film John easily put this restraint on his own arm, and earlier Giorgio put the same restraint over both arms of the prostitute. 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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Featured in Hagan Reviews: Castle Freak (2015) See more »

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Jungle Love
Composed by Reg Powell
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* * * out of 4.
21 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Couple (Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton) moves into an old castle with their blind daughter (Jessica Dollarhide), but are plagued by weird noises, unexplained visitors, and a series of murders that are taking place in the castle. In order to clear his name of the killings, Combs sets out to find out what is lurking about the house. Scary, atmospheric thriller with some good death scenes and creative make-up is a welcomed comeback by horror director Stuart Gordan.

Unrated; Graphic Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, and Profanity.


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