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April 1974 (USA) See more »
One of these eight people will turn into a werewolf. Can you guess who it is when we stop the film for the WEREWOLF BREAK? See it ... solve it ... but don't tell!
Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Calvin Lockhart ... Tom Newcliffe

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Lundgren
Marlene Clark ... Caroline Newcliffe

Charles Gray ... Bennington
Anton Diffring ... Pavel
Ciaran Madden ... Davina

Tom Chadbon ... Paul Foote

Michael Gambon ... Jan
Sam Mansary ... Butler (as Sam Mansaray)
Andrew Lodge ... Pilot
Carl Bohen ... 1st Hunter (as Carl Bohun)

Eric Carte ... 2nd Hunter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentine Dyall ... Narrator of the Werewolf Break (voice) (uncredited)

Annie Ross ... Caroline (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Annett 
Writing credits
Michael Winder (screenplay)

Paul Annett  uncredited
James Blish  story "There Shall Be No Darkness" (uncredited)
Scott Finch  uncredited

Produced by
John Dark .... associate producer
Robert H. Greenberg .... executive producer (as Robert Greenberg)
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
Casting by
Thelma Graves (uncredited)
Art Direction by
John Stoll 
Makeup Department
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
John Davis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Jenkins .... assistant director
Vic Smith .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Herbert Westbrook .... set dresser
Sound Department
Richard Langford .... dubbing mixer
Ken Ritchie .... sound mixer
Ean Wood .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Ted Samuels .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator (as Derek Browne)
George Robinson .... chief electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Hilling .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... conductor
Other crew
Andy Armstrong .... production assistant
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Black Werewolf" - USA (video title)
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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:15 | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (cut)

Did You Know?

Peter Cushing gave Marlene Clark a nosegay bouquet of flowers on her first day on the set.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Truly awful use of "day for night" shots makes it painfully obvious that the "night" shots were done during the day.See more »
Tom Newcliffe:He's been looking for a werewolf all his life, haven't you, Doctor?
Dr. Christopher Lundgren:But never have I actually caught one.
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Who's that werewolf?, 15 March 2007
Author: shanakin from United States

First off this was a movie I saw very young, I can still remember seeing it at a neighbors house during the mid 70's on a Saturday afternoon matinée and it scared the s*** out of me. The thing is I never saw it again growing up till about 5 years ago because I had forgotten the name of it. All I could remember was the werewolf break and every time I tried to find the name of it by mentioning it to coworkers they looked at me like I was insane and was making it up. So I set forth on my task on finding a copy just to make sure I didn't dream up the whole thing, checking at a lot of second hand stores looking thru videos for any werewolf movie and reading the synopsis on the back trying to figure out the name to this movie I looked and looked and finally while going thru some video's at a video store came across the title The Beast Must Die. Thinking that's probably not it either till I read the back of the box, look out for the werewolf break. I was ecstatic to say the least I found it awesome. I bought it right then and there took it home made some popcorn and sat down to watch it thinking it might still scare me as it did as when I was younger. As I watched it I felt I was transported back to when I first saw it at a young age. It did not frighten me as it did when I was young but it somehow filled a void in my life for horror movies and how much fun they can be. This was five years ago and this has become one of my all time favorite movies. I give it 10 stars because I think it deserves it the entire cast works well together and from beginning to end the movie is just a lot of fun. Peter Cushing is great in just about everything he's ever done and because of this little gem I just love some of the horror movies from the company that made this, Amicus is there name and there responsible for a lot of the horror anthologies that came out in the early 70's TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, ASYLUM. Oh and just to let you know a special edition DVD came out for this title and I highly recommend the DVD it shows the movie in widescreen and even shows a little more blood that was edited out of that old VHS copy I found. I still have it just for keeps though.

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