After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news: her long-lost mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in rural Albania. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious events begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel the secrets of her family’s history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.—itunes
The role of “The Professor” proved especially difficult to cast, as most of the actors to audition for the role were more conventionally attractive and played the part more extroverted than it was written. A member of the Fangoria production team suggested the casting director “find someone like Preston Fassel,” then working as a staff writer for the magazine; as a joke, Fassel himself submitted an audition tape.