12 October 2005

Gordon (1995)

1995 - Castle Freak - Rock solid horror movie. Both the look of the freak and his back story are interesting and original. Jeffrey Combs is excellent as the former alcoholic whose drunken car wreck killed his son and blinded his daughter. My one quibble is very minor. Just once, I'd like to see someone who's been mortally wounded die before they have the chance to spout off an unnaturally perfect last utterance (usually, "I love you"). Unlike fictional characters like Tarzan, real abandoned/isolated children don't fair much better that our freak. Wikipedia has a good overview:

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