Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Despite my faith in Stuart Gordon, I must admit the teenage me who watched Castle Freak for the first time went in skeptical. I mean, the cover isn’t that appealing and Full Moon’s reputation was already heading downhill by the mid-90s.
One of Gordon’s great talents is to always bring a sense of fun to his films. I’ve liked some better than others, but despite the budget (or lack thereof) I’m always surprised at how much energy the man injects into his work.
Castle Freak is so much better than it should have been and Mr. Gordon gets to take a lot of credit for that (with a healthy respect paid to his regular cast, including the great Jeffrey Combs and the lovely Barbara Crampton). It is a bit of a silly movie, no question, but a good silly movie.
Thanks to Dimitar Dimitrov and the Practical Effects Group for this shot of the title character getting camera ready. Click to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic this way comes.