Castle Freak should surprise a lot of fans of the original, for the remake is a rare exception for making a good reboot/remake. I know a lot of people won’t even give this a chance, just because it’s a remake, and that’s a real shame because this is a brutal enjoyable experience of true horror.
The original imo was often times almost like a soap opera in a horror film, while I enjoyed the original too, I didn’t have any sentimental value to it growing up, so I was able to view the remake with an open mind. That helped a lot, I was personally not expecting much at all from the remake, but it was rather enjoyable.
The acting was also top notch here and a tad stronger, than the supporting characters from the original, let’s be real, you only saw the original for Combs and Crampton. The remake has a stronger supporting cast than the original for sure. It’s one of the best reboots/remakes of the past few years. I’ll put it up there with the new “IT” movies, I may get some flack saying I loved the new “IT” movies but I did. I wish Castle Freak could’ve been seen with a big crowd on a huge screen. For it just calls for that atmosphere.
Overall grade: 4/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar