Castle Freak trailer reveals reimagining of Stuart Gordon’s horror classic
RLJE Films and Fangoria have unveiled the first trailer for the forthcoming reimagining of Stuart Gordon’s cult classic 1995 slasher pic Castle Freak from debuting director Tate Steinsiek (The Amazing Spider-Man, Face Off), which can be viewed in the player below!
After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca’s receives some bizarre news: her long-lost-mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew—and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious happenings begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel her family’s mysterious history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.
The film is being written by Kathy Charles (The Kings of Maine) and helmed by Steinsiek, an award-winning special effects artist whose past works include Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, Scare Package, The Amazing Spider-Man and more! The original film, released in November 1995 direct-to-video, was co-written by Gordon and Dennis Paoli and directed by the former and was loosely inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories “The Outsider” and “The Rats in the Walls” and was a modest critical success and garnered a large cult following in the years since its release.
The cast for the film includes Jake Horowitz (The Vast of Night), Chris Galust (Give Me Liberty), Kika Magalhaes, Emily Sweet (Syn), Elisha Pratt (True Detective) and Omar Brunson (Shadow Fighter), while original film star Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, Beyond the Gates) is set to produce the horror reimagining and Fabio Frizzi (The Beyond, Kill Bill) is attached as composer for the film’s score.
Castle Freak is set to debut on Shudder on December 3 followed by a digital HD and video-on-demand release on December 4!