Castle Freak (1995)
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffery Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller, Jessica Dollarhide
Storyline: A blind daughter visits a castle that they inherited. They soon learn they are not alone in the building.
Review: A couple (Jeffery Combs, Barbara Crampton) and their blind daughter (Jessica Dollarhide) inherited a castle and when they decide to visit it they are greeted with noises, smashed items and the daughter keeps claiming that she has a visitor at night. Through time staff gets murdered and it all leads to an abused child (Jonathan Fuller) that is left to die in the castle’s basement who is now a savage madman.
The movie flows in a slow pace which is a good thing here as it keeps the gothic and dreary feel. The acting is top notch for a film of this type and the gore is over the top. The freaks make-up and special effects are very well done and you can see the savage of the beast when he gets hold of the prosecute (nipple biting anyone?). The real question is the film is, is the Freak a victim himself?
Rating: Over the top gore, lots of sexual tension, pretty decent acting and Stuart Gordon what is there not to like about this film? Of course this not a classic but it is a pretty decent film for direct to video and is a must see for any horror fan.