"Cradle of Fear"

Cradle of Fear (2001) is a direct to video unrated horror offering made in the UK. It is a collection of 4 different episodes, linked together by an imprisoned rapist/molester/serial killer, who is using an evil angel to extract revenge on relatives of those who put him away. It would be more accurately described as one extreme scene of gore after another, punctuated with the odd breast, and dialogue that uses the F word at least three times in every sentence. I could discover no reason at all for the title.

Plot Summary and Complete Spoiler

First, we see an actress credited as Emily Bouffante, actually Emily Booth, pick up a guy at a Goth club, and take him home. He turns into some sort of monster, and performs unspeakable acts on her naked body. She then showers, and goes to have a sleepover with her girlfriend. She wake sup in the middle of the night, and a creature in her womb, or maybe it is her with a pair of scissors, or perhaps both, tears them both apart. We meet the head detective, who introduces the character of the serial killer. Then we see the serial killer go to great lengths to create a message about the next deaths and get the note to his evil angle. Why the evil angel doesn't just ask him is never explained, although the evil angel can appear and disappear anywhere else in the film at will.

The next two victims are burglars, and probably lesbian lovers. They break into an apartment, firmly believing that there is a large sum of cash there to be stolen. There is, but there is also a deaf guy sleeping in the bed that they find the money under, so they beat him to death, and then jump into his bath tub together. When Emma Rice admits to Rebecca Eden that her sister knows what they are up to, Eden kills Rice, then goes home with the cash. The ghosts of Rice and the dead guy show up and kill her.

The next couple are wealthy, but have a problem. He has only one leg, and that makes him impotent, so he steals a leg from a friend and has it grafted on. The leg gets even by killing her in a car crash. He stabs himself to death trying to rid himself of the evil leg. The evil angel shows up to kill at least one of the cops as well.

The final story concerns the son of the detective, who works for an ISP researching evil web content. It completely corrupts him. He brutalizes his girl friend. Her reaction? She quits her job and tells nobody. He then discovers the ultimate evil Web site, where, at least until your credit card gives out, you can cause actually pain, injury and even death to victims. He goes broke enjoying the fun at this site, and then goes looking for it, only to become the next victim, when the obligatory evil dwarf tricks him.

The detective finally decides to kill the incarcerated serial killer to put a stop to it. He shoots him a couple times just for fun, the guards restrain him, he regains consciousness, blows the head off of the evil angel, and kills the serial killer. The evil angel then kills him.

End Spoilers

In addition to the cheesy plot full of holes, The film features terrible acting, annoying lighting effects such as strobes, and gawdfawfull music at the threshold of pain. We have breasts, buns, and maybe a little bush from Emily Booth, brief breasts and buns from Rebecca Eden, breasts from Emma Rice, and breasts from Eileen Daly as the wife of the one legged man. IMDb readers say 4.6 of 10. Specialty reviewers praised it as the first British horror film to actually deliver. If gore is your idea of a horror film, you will probably feel the same way. The effects are mostly effective. Having four stories helped reduce boredom in the 120 minute effort. This is a C-, but will appeal to real gore lovers.

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  • Eileem Daly (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Emily Boufiante (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
  • Emma Rice (1, 2, 3)
  • Rebecca Eden (1, 2)

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