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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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Alex Chandon

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Alex Chandon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Filth ... The Man
Emily Booth ... Mel (as Emily Bouffante)
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... Richard
Edmund Dehn ... Inspector Neilson
Eileen Daly Eileen Daly ... Natalie
Rebecca Eden ... Sophie
Louie Brownsell Louie Brownsell ... Nick
David McEwen David McEwen ... Kemper
Willie Evans Willie Evans ... The Short Man
Emma Rice Emma Rice ... Emma
Melissa Forti Melissa Forti ... Nikki
Al Stokes ... The Old Man
Barry Lee-Thomas ... Chief Inspector Roper
Sara Kunz ... Dr. Ross (as Sarah Kunz)
Mark Rathbone Mark Rathbone ... Pringle (as Mark Rossi)
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Pragmatic Pictures [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mahde Tars See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the end credits Dani Filth is credited as both Dani Filth and Dani Davey. 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: ...
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Featured in Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) See more »

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Lord Abortion
Performed by Cradle of Filth
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"You can't kill evil."
8 December 2003 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

Cradle of Fear is an anthology of icky tales that revolves around a police detective, an imprisoned madman, and "The Man" (played by Dani Filth, frontman for Cradle of Filth). Although the stories are meant to tie in together by using wraparound characters, they don't. Some of the stories don't even make sense on their own. However, the first story is quite good and graphic, but it's all downhill from there. The remaining tales just fail to generate any feelings out of me because there is no logic. There's lots of gore throughout, just not enough real story. That's the film's downfall and that's why I'm giving it a negative review. I will say this for the movie, it is undeniably horror. The lengths London filmmaker Alex Chandon will go to shock you will, well, shock you. I like gore. I love gore when it serves the purpose of the story. But I hate mindless gore. That's what the majority of the film is, not to mention pretty disgusting. Cradle of Fear is a gorehound's wet dream, but I desire a little bit more.


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