Castle Freak (1995)

Another Stuart Gordon H.P. Lovecraft (based on his story The Outsider) project, Castle Freak is not for the weak of heart or stomach. It’s a slasher and splatter freakout shot in the vacation home of producer Charles Band. But what would you expect from the people who brought you Re-Animator and From Beyond?

John Reilly (Jeffrey Combs, deranged and demented as ever), his wife Susan (Barbara Crampton, who is producing a reboot of this film) and their blind teenage daughter Rebecca have moved to Italy to live in a 12th-century castle complete with a castle freak in the basement.

Susan and John are at odds since the drunk driving incident that cost the life of their son and the eyes of their daughter. And the freak has been trapped in the basement for decades because the Duchess who once owned the castle is tormenting him because she can’t torture her adulterous and absent husband.

Everything gets gory and bonkers when John brings back the town prostitute and loses her to the freak, who eats her anatomy in the worst of ways. And then, the freak comes for Rebecca. Trust me — this is not a movie to watch with the kids, even if Full Moon put out an action figure of the lead character.

You can watch this for free on Tubi or on Shudder with or without commentary from Joe Bob Briggs.

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