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Cradle of Fear (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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Filth 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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Storyline

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pragmatic Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

When Melissa and Nikki go into the bathroom to do there make up they both have their dog collars on, but when they come out and walk in shots they both have it on then it disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Roper: Sit down Pete. We got the lab results back, you're not gonna like it. The finger-print on the medalion is Kemper's.
Detective Neilson: You're having a fucking laugh aren't you sir?
Chief Inspector Roper: I wish I was Pete. But the results are one hundred percent positive, it's Kemper's.
Detective Neilson: Bollocks.
Chief Inspector Roper: I've spoken to Dr Ross at the hospital...
Detective Neilson: Dr Ross is a stupid cunt, sir. Don't listen to her.
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Connections

References Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989) See more »

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At the Gates of Midian
Performed by Cradle of Filth
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Better than the majority of horror movies these days
31 October 2004 | by the12inchwonderSee 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.

9/10


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