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      Castle Freak

      1995 1h 35m Horror List
      63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 44% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings An American family (Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide) that has suffered tragedy inherits an Italian castle complete with bloodthirsty monster. Read More Read Less

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      Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh The overall narrative might not be groundbreaking but the confidence in the absurdity and the provocative nature of the direction makes for a weird and wild experience. Rated: 3/5 Sep 22, 2023 Full Review Brian Orndorf A slim tale of redemption and survival, with excitable acting that practically transforms the effort into 3-D, but the macabre essentials are provided with skill by the helmer. Rated: B- Sep 2, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Not as freaky as it sounds. Rated: B- Oct 17, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Bryant Frazer Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2003 Full Review Nicolas Lacroix Rated: 2/5 Apr 4, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Logan T Enjoyable enough for Stuart Gordon fans but that's about it Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Audience Member Generic and gratuitous monster movie that whilst it isn't absolutely terrible, isn't really worth the time either. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Perfect example of what horror should be Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/21/22 Full Review R P Castle Freak has a kind of Gothic feel to it with it being set in an actual Italian castle in Italy. This is one of the first Full Moon movies I watched after discovering the Puppet Master series. Also, my first introductions to Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. A darker movie than some of the other Full Moon movies, but pretty good. ( Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/22 Full Review Audience Member "If he started drinking again, mom, he's going to need us more than ever!" In this family horror a father, who was responsible for the death of his son and the loss of his daughter's eyesight, moves his failing family to Europe to live in a castle he's inherited. Unfortunately, the castle comes with a resident who's long been chained in the dungeon. Another Lovecraft tale with Jeffrey Combs in the lead and Stuart Gordon directing. This one was super creepy, moreso than "From Beyond " or "Re-Animator" and I think the grainy film and different use of lightning really added to it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm lovin' the mean old lady - but what's she feeding? Whatever it is, Jeffrey Combs and his blind daughter have inherited it! Good use of tension with that slow build and use of close-up, not the full reveal, of the monster. Lovely cat bit, but that thumb bit is horrible. A step above the usual Full Moon fare, due to the story - violet, tragic, touching - and Gordon's accomplished, controlled direction. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An American family (Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide) that has suffered tragedy inherits an Italian castle complete with bloodthirsty monster.
      Stuart Gordon
      Albert Band, Charles Band
      Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli
      Production Co
      Full Moon Entertainment, Full Moon Enterprises
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 5, 2017
      1h 35m
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