From the cradle to the grave...
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.