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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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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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Details

Country:

USA | Italy

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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "freak" prosthetics and makeup took 6 hours to apply each day. 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

The 1996 UK video release was cut by 1 min 9 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of mutilated female bodies, a woman's breast being bitten, footage of a woman's body being sexually eaten, and a scene of a cat being dragged through a hatch door. The 2008 Film 2000 DVD is the full uncut version. See more »

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Referenced in Horrorvision (2001) See more »

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Jungle Love
Composed by Reg Powell
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Underrated
25 March 2004 | by ms38514See all my reviews

Ok this movie is good don't pay attention to the 4.8 rating or any of that this is a good movie. It is scary, disturbing, violent and horrific with a great performance from Jeffery Combs. The end was a very suspenseful scene one of the few that literally had me on the edge of my seat and the prostitute scene Well lets just say when I watch this again I'm going to fast forward through that part.

It is about a man and his wife and blind daughter who inherit a house but unbeknownst to them a relative is still living in the basement.

Stuart Gordon outdoes himself gone is the campy comedy of Re-Animator this time Gordon is out to scare the Living Sh*t out of you and I say he succeeded.

This is raw horror at its best!!


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