Castle Freak


Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled44%
IMDb Rating5.9109071


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Jeffrey Combs Photo
Jeffrey Combs as John Reilly
Barbara Crampton Photo
Barbara Crampton as Susan Reilly
Luca Zingaretti Photo
Luca Zingaretti as Forte
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870.92 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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1.75 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ElijahCSkuggs7 / 10

Castle Pervert

I've been holding this DVD now for about a month and a half, and I kept putting it off. For the sole reason, I hear so much "It sucks", and "It's great" talk. Well, I'm going with the latter. I didn't think it was great...but I did find it to be pretty damn good.

Movie is about a family that inherits a castle that has a secret. That secret being a Castle Freak. A Castle Freak you say? Yup. After his "caretaker" sh!ts the bed, poor ole C.F. is left alone. Luckily for him, Jeffrey Coombs and his family (hot mom and hot blind daughter, by the way, say no more) inherit this mammoth castle. Eventually C.F. gets loose and unfortunately he doesn't know how to control himself. You tend to feel bad for C.F. in the movie, so when he does kill (spoiler maybe?....shut up!) you really don't care. But I connected and cared for him most was when he had trouble with members of the opposite sex. Definitely the top scenes of this flick. The acting was surprisingly efficient. You have B movie actor extrodinaire Jeffrey Coombs play the dad in a really great role. I was expecting his trademark expressions, but instead of the close ups, they focused more on his tone of voice and the scene. Which really helped the film and acting. The others all played the roles very well, no complaints. If you're complaining about this movie's acting you need your head's a Direct-to-Video film. It was definitely a surprise to me....and most likely it'll be a surprise to you....the horror fan.

I give it around a 7 1/ I said it wasn't great. But damn, the movie was unique, fun, sometimes creepy and overall a welcome edition to the land of HORROR! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by Woodyanders8 / 10

There's something horrible hidden in the castle

Recovering drunk John Reilly (a fine performance by Jeffrey Combs),his bitter fed-up wife Susan (well played by Barbara Crampton),and their blind daughter Rebecca (an appealing portrayal by Jessica Dollarhide) move into a castle that John has inherited. However, said castle has a ghastly and angry secret inhabitant (Jonathan Fuller in strikingly grotesque make-up) hidden and chained up down in the basement.

Director Stuart Gordon keeps the compellingly twisted story at a steady pace, ably crafts a supremely creepy gloom-doom atmosphere, maintains a grimly serious tone throughout, makes excellent use of the sprawling old castle main location, and tosses in a few moments of nasty gore for gruesome good measure. Moreover, the monster featured in this movie inspires a complex blend of fear, pity, and revulsion. Raffaella Offidani contributes a memorably sexy turn as foxy local harlot Sylvana. Both Mario Vulpiani's shadowy cinematography and Richard Band's spirited score further enhance the overall spooky mood. A superior fright film.

Reviewed by gavin69426 / 10

One of Full Moon's Better Films

A family of three (Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Jessica Dollarhide) have inherited a castle, but have no plans to stay on. So they take inventory in order to sell off the property. But they aren't the only living relatives -- in the basement is the "castle freak", a deformed cannibal chained to the dungeon. If he gets loose, the family's heritage may become one of pure carnage.

Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator") directs this film with a cast consisting of Jeffrey Combs ("Re-Animator") and Barbra Crampton ("Re-Animator"),produced by Charles Band ("Re-Animator"). Maybe you've caught on, but this is something of a "Re-Animator" reunion... with a few people missing. And a much lower production value (the film quality looks like 1970s issue or something from PBS during British comedy hour). For the most part, this is pretty solid film.

Combs is quite good, and one wonders why he's not given leading roles more often. Crampton is also good, and the blind girl (Jessica Dollarhide, in her only feature film) was remarkable. The freak? I have to say the makeup, effects and even the mannerisms were impressive. There's a scene where a prostitute meets her end... and they really went out of their way to show how horrific the freak could be.

The story isn't fast-paced or action-packed, so if you need to be constantly entertained, this may not be for you. But if you like a good development in your plot, I think you'd appreciate this lost treasure (definitely one of the lesser-seen Gordon horror films). I wasn't paying as close attention as I should have been, because I was half in the bag from drinking Scoresby Scotch (it's the connoisseur's Scotch)... but it kept me feeling pretty good. Thanks, Full Moon Features, for one of your better offerings.

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