25th Anniversary screening Castle Freak & Q&A w/Barbara Crampton & Jeffrey Combs

Date and time: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

Barbara Crampton & Jeffrey Combs star as an estranged couple in Stuart Gordon's CASTLE FREAK. Loosely based on H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Outsider," Castle Freak expands the narrative with a family drama that is as horrific as the kills.

"A troubled couple and their blind daughter come to Italy to visit a 12th Century castle they've inherited. Soon they are plagued by unexplained noises, mysteriously broken objects, and the daughter's claims of an unknown nocturnal visitor to her bedroom. When the housekeeper and a local prostitute and are discovered savagely murdered in the castle's dungeon, John must unlock the castle's secret to save himself from jail and his family from the castle's secret inhabitant."

This special presentation is immediately followed by an exclusive interview with Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs! Gwen & Brian chat with them about their roles in various Lovecraft film adaptations and their work with the great Stuart Gordon.

All streams are available until Monday 10/5 at 6 pm.


Castle Freak w/Barbara Crampton & Jeffrey Combs

Directed by
Stuart Gordon
Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Fuller, Jessica Dollarhide
90 mins
 | 1995
 | United States
 | English

A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

Loosely based on "The Outsider" by H. P. Lovecraft, this film doubles as a family horror, set in a decadent castle in Italy.

Barbara Crampton, legendary horror icon and star of our favorite cult classics like Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator, and From Beyond will be our Guest of Honor for our 25th Anniversary streaming Festival!

Crampton made an indelible impression on the hearts of horror movie fans with memorable roles such as Meg Halsey in Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, Suzie Lynn in Chopping Mall, Dr. Katherine McMichaels in From Beyond, and has appeared more recently in the chilling We Are Still Here, the slightly campy Beyond the Gates (which she also produced), the body horror film Replace, and the Lovecraft-inspired 2020 film Sacrifice. She has also added producing to her roster of impressive roles, and was the driving force behind the forthcoming Castle Freak reboot, written by Kathy Charles, directed by Tate Steinsiek.

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Jeffrey Combs's best known horror role was as Herbert West, the main character in the movie Re-Animator, which he has reprised in the film's two sequels. He also portrayed the part of author H. P. Lovecraft (creator of the Herbert West character) in 1993's film Necronomicon: Book of the Dead. Combs has starred in eight H.P. Lovecraft adaptations. Other film credits include FeardotCom, House on Haunted Hill, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and The Frighteners.

Combs has had numerous roles in science fiction television series. In addition to his more well known roles on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," he also starred as the telepath Harriman Gray, in "Eyes", a first season episode of Babylon 5, on The 4400 as Dr. Kevin Burkhoff, as Edgar Allan Poe in "The Black Cat", an episode of Masters of Horror. In July 2009, Combs returned to his stage roots and reprised his role as Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man theatrical show entitled Nevermore...an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at The Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, CA.

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H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival - Portland, OR