The 1995 Horror Classic CASTLE FREAK is Getting Remade By Fangoria and Full Moon

Fangoria and Full Moon are producing a remake of the classic 1995 horror film Castle Freak. This movie is considered a cult classic that centered on a horrific creature lurking within the shadows of a castle.

The original film was produced Charles Band, who hired Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon to helm it. Band had a poster created for the film project that didn’t even have a script and told Gordon he could do whatever he wanted with it as long as it had a castle and a freak in the story.

So, Gordon ended up turning it into a loose horror film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Outsider and he cast Re-Animator stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton to star in it.

According to Bloody-Disgusting, the story for the new movie follows “recently-blinded Rebecca, her boyfriend John, and their friends as they travel to Albania to manage Rebecca’s sudden inheritance of a castle from her long-lost-mother. Once there, they learn that Rebecca’s family harbored dark secrets with potentially cosmic implications. As mysterious happenings and horrific murders begin to occur, Rebecca must unravel her family’s own mysterious history before she too falls prey to… the CASTLE FREAK.”

The remake will star Clair Catherine, Jake Horowitz (The Vast of Night), Chris Galust (Give Me Liberty), and Kika Magalhães (The Eyes of My Mother), Emily Sweet (Syn), Elisha Pratt (True Detective), and Omar Brunson.

The last film that Full Moon and Fangoria brought us was last year’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, which I enjoyed! It was ridiculous horror-filled fun!

Award-winning SFX Makeup Artist Tate Steinsiek (Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, Satanic Panic) will make his feature debut directing the film from a script written by Kathy Charles (The Kings of Maine). Italian maestro Fabio Frizzi (Zombi 2, The Beyond) will compose an original score for the movie.

Production begins next month in Albania.

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