Film Review: The Beast (La bĂȘte) (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious ‘beast’ is stalking the vicinity.  REVIEW: The Beast (La Bete) has one of those opening scenes that you will never forget, no matter how … Continue reading

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Film Review: Castle Freak (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A recovering alcoholic and his grieving wife and daughter inherit an enormous Italian castle left to them by his estranged mother. What she left out of the will is that they’ve also inherited the sexually frustrated monster living in the basement. There’s always a catch. REVIEW: It was while watching Castle Freak that I was struck with a sudden realization – that Stuart Gordon might just be my favourite horror director of all time. … Continue reading

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