Excerpt: Castle Freak is amongst director Stuart Gordon strongest efforts. This tale of an unsuspecting american family inheriting said castle where something lurks in the dark makes for a serious, nasty and gory B fun. The gore is neat. Shot on a shoestring, production never looks cheap, but this transfer does. I had to adjust my rating after a second viewing because damages are just too big. There is tons of dirt and debris, scratches, burns, you name it.