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Nobody wants them but everybody is watching: from time immemorial, animal fights have been as much looked down upon as they have been loved. "The Beast Within" pursues the reasons for man's... See full summary »
In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage looking for a girl to rape to start the process all over again.Written by
Donald O. Caselli <ASAInc@worldnet.att.net>
Tom Holland wrote the script which was completely original with the insistence of Producer Harvey Bernhard who had bought the rights for the novel by Edward I. Levy. Levy was preoccupied with a pending divorce that actually prevented him from actually writing his novel and Bernhard's solution was for Holland to write the script featuring a transformation scene turning into the beast. See more »
After Michael tells Amanda to get dressed to flee town, she is seen putting on her bra twice. See more »
Sustaining. Chance. I don't want my son sustained and I don't want any chances. I want him cured.
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Old UK video release is cut 1min. 07sec. See more »
Woo-hoo! This freaky puppy needs to go on a leash! The Beast Within is highly entertaining 80's pulp that regretfully got ignored over the years, along with so many other B-movie goodies from that decade like "Dead & Buried", "Basket Case" or "From Beyond". I hope that too many people won't be biased about the gory, cheap looks of this film, because it actually has got more to offer than you'd think! The Beast Within fits perfectly in the "the little town with a secret"-sub genre that I personally adore. The screenplay (written by Tom Holland of "Fright Night" and "Child's Play") handles about a newlywed couple facing a nightmare when the wife is raped by a hideous creature on a remote Mississippi road. The "miracle of life" takes place and 17 years later, the progeny of this unpleasant meeting begins to undergo a bizarre metamorphosis. The adolescent Michael is aggressive, weak and goes prowling overnight. The victims of these nightly hunts all share a common secret that slowly unravels itself and leads all the way back to the night of the rape. The plot contains quite some holes (big ones!) and logicalness is totally out of the question! Hopefully, you'll be able to look passed these flaws and see how director Mora attempts to add tension and atmosphere to his film. The obvious aspect to love naturally is the blood and gore! The Beast Within features an infamous and nearly classic transformation and this scene alone makes the film worthy. A catchy (country) soundtrack and fairly good acting complete my overall positive opinion on this overlooked cult gem. Ronny Cox is quite convincing as the "official" father but it surely is the young actor Paul Clemens himself who impresses. His ultra-mad grimaces while attacking the hillbillies form the best parts of the film.
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