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4.0 out of 5 stars SUPER GOREY !!, 8 Jan 2007
This review is from: Castle Freak [DVD] [1995] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
A really nice b-horror movie by Reanimator's and many other cult films director Stuart Gordon, starring Jeffrey Combs as in that very same debut film. Man no wonder I'd never seen this on the telly before. I'm a veteran gore/horror film connaisseur and thought nothing could surprise me anymore, but this puppy did ! Lots of revulsive gore/nudity/cruelty/explicit sex combined will make you send your children to bed early. Seriously, this film deserves an X rating at the very least (and I'm no moralist ! ). Cruel as few other films, the plot is solid and develops to a tragic and impressive grand finale in the style of the big classics (no I'm not telling you the argument) . Good if somewhat poor special effects more than made up for by the aforementioned characteristics. The dvd trasnfer, on the other side, deserves a separate commentary. 4:3, direct-from-vhs transfer with many a dropout and a picture that's veiled with a white mist, with no blacks to speak of, poor definition and little color, but all of this flaws can be corrected quite satisfactorily with the TV controls. The sound is 2.0 and OK if you just bother to switch you loudness control on. Highly recommendable !!!! 1995 - 93'.
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2009 15:05:10 GMT
lizardem says:
good if somewhat poor review

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2009 19:44:33 BDT
Well I donīt see YOUR review anywhere, mister. I try to keep them as short and descriptive as possible.

Posted on 15 Mar 2014 09:08:45 GMT
Mirrorman says:
Well, I've just seen Castle Freak and it is indeed a "good if somewhat poor" film. There are a few highly entertaining moments, but ultimately it doesn't come close to Stuart Gordon's best efforts (Re-Animator, From Beyond, or even Dolls or Stuck). It's a two star film with a couple of four star moments. For Gordon completists and gorehounds only!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2014 13:32:46 GMT
I agree, not quite as good as the films you mention, and in a separate league altogether. Still love it !! Thanx for your polite input.
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