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Episode 56 - Castle Freak (1995)

22Jun

Not really sure what one should expect from a movie whose genesis began with the premise "there's a castle and there's a freak", but prepare yourself for a pretty emotionally mature exploration of loss, grief, and inescapable fate handed down through a cursed family's bloodline propped up by admirable performances from Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. But since it's a low-budget Stuart Gordon film produced by Charles Band, also prepare yourself for ham-fisted exploitation that undercuts a lot of the film's emotional maturity and an adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Outsider" that is tenuous at best.

And click here if you want to listen to the Post-Mortem with Mick Garris episode in which he interviews Charles Band.

 

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