Cradle of Fear

A mysterious man sows pain and death wherever he goes.

 

United Kingdom
2001
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
4
Sadist: 
Torturer
Babies: 
Fetus
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Trickster: 
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Accident
Crash
Object: 
Drug
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist

Story one

A woman hallucinates evil creatures after having had sex with a strange man.

Story two

Two robbers break into the wrong house at the wrong time.

Story three

An amputee murders a man so he can steal his leg.

Story four

A man becomes obsessed about a snuff website.

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Story one

Story two

Story three

Story four

Effects
Editing
Ambiance
Right out of a mad man’s mind, it feels, Cradle of Fear is a collection of four tales and a wraparound story filled with shock, sex and gore. The wraparound story is a police procedural that intertwines with the segments. We come to understand that the archvillain unifies all stories. He is some kind of reaper, though this is never confirmed. All we really know is that he has supernatural powers.
The first segment is about a woman who has sex with him while doing hard drugs. The second half of the story is her bad trip. Segment two tells the story of two thieves who break into the wrong house at the wrong time. Segment three is about an amputee who kills someone and steals his leg. The last segment is about a man who becomes obsessed by a snuff website.
The film doesn’t have the best photography and has obnoxious editing techniques. The generic sound of blades chopping flesh is irritating. The cheap techno score is torture. It completely destroys any attempt at suspense. On the plus side, the prosthetic make-up and special effects will send shivers down your spine. If it’s boobs and red sauce you want, then look no further.
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