Uncut version. Gordon's 'Castle Freak' paled next to his earlier efforts on release but 20 plus years later actually holds up very well in it's tale of an estranged couple and their blind daughter inheriting a castle in Italy not knowing that they have company. The chemistry between Crampton and Combs works the relationship angle well and the bloodlust throughout makes it a memorable horror feature as well.
As a horror film, this works. As a drama, I thought it was lacking. They went for the obvious conclusion instead of the smart one. Great acting and suspense, I didn't like some of it because the characters were just too real. I could empathize with each of them including the monster, its too bad the director didn't. The ending is disappointing.
A nastier affair than one would expect from Stuart Gordon. Though a little rough around the edges (being a direct to video feature and all) there's something truly dreadful about the crumbling marriage at the film's center and the ghastly, horny mutant running rampant beneath the family's feet. Combs and Crampton do some of their best work here.