The trend of remaking classic horror movies shows no sign of slowing, but the latest 1990’s-era genre gem getting a reboot is an underrated masterpiece. Castle Freak, released in 1995, is directed by Stuart Gordon, based on the short story The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, and Jonathan Fuller.
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Word of the impending remake came during a Puppet Master panel at this weekend’s Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena, CA.
Per Arrow in the Head:
Yesterday, THE LITTLEST REICH was the subject of a panel at the Monsterpalooza convention, and during that panel, Cinestate announced that they are now reteaming with [Charles] Band to produce a remake of the 1995 Full Moon feature CASTLE FREAK.
It’ll be a while until anything concrete materializes, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1994’s Castle Freak below.
Official Synopsis: In an ancient castle in Italy, the old Duchess Orsini has died and left behind a mysterious, living legacy. The sole heir is her American nephew, John Reilly, who arrives in Italy with his wife Susan and their blind teenage daughter Rebecca to settle the estate. When the Reillys move in, Rebecca hears strange scratching noises coming from the long dark corridors and senses another presence living in the castle. The castle’s cook Agnese tells John that the castle is haunted.
As a string of unexplainable events occur within the castle walls, tensions grow. With some encouragement from Agnese, John begins to believe the ghost stories and to unearth the horrific truth… that there is a freak of human nature inhabiting the deepest dungeons of the castle. When the unknown creature frees himself and roams the dust filled corridors, the beautiful Rebecca becomes the object of his obsession, and everyone who stands in his way is apt to meet a gruesome end. Will John uncover his family’s darkest secret in time to save his own wife and daughter?