- Includes Videozone Video Magazine
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 9, 1997
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Full Moon Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Collectors Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Stuart Gordon takes you on a pulsepounding roller-coaster ride in Castle Freak... one of the most macabre thrillers you'll ever experience. John Reilly (Jeffery Combs, Re-Animator), Susan (Barbara Crampton, TV's "Young & The Restless") and their daughter come face to face with terror when they travel to Italy to move into a castle they have inherited. They soon discover it is haunted by a relentless blood-thirsty creature. When mutilated bodies start turning up, John must uncover the Reilly family's dark secret to save his wife and child from the sadistic being.
Director Stuart Gordon delivers another chilling tale with CASTLE FREAK. A dysfunctional American family learns that they have inherited a 12th-century Italian castle and travels to visit it. As soon as they arrive, strange things start happening--bizarre noises come from deep within the castle, and objects turn up mysterously broken. The family's blind daughter begins telling stories of someone visiting her room at night. When two bodies are found in the dungeon savagely murdered, the family must unlock the castle's evil past in order to save themselves from a similar fate. Dispensing his usual 50/50 mix of horror and comedy, Gordon makes this an out-and-out horror film complete with monsters, old castles, and plenty of bumps in the night. Excellent writing and good performances give CASTLE FREAK depth and character development rarely found in horror films, making the scares all the more effective.
When an American family moves to Italy to occupy a castle they've inherited, they unwittingly unleash a terrible, bloodthirsty creature, somehow tied to a dark family secret.
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- Theatrical release: August 1996 (U.K.).
- Shot entirely in Giove, Italy.
- Readers of Fangoria magazine voted CASTLE FREAK the best direct-to-video movie of 1995.