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The Beast Within (1982)

R  |   |  Horror  |  12 February 1982 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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>

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This motion picture contains scenes of extremely graphic and violent horror. WARNING! See more »

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A bennemlakó szörnyeteg  »

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$1,400,000 (USA)
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This was the feature film debut for horror genre regular Tom Holland - who wrote the script. See more »

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When Michael wakes up in the hospital after his nightmare (0:13:33), the life signs monitor next to his head is flat-lined, as though it's not hooked up, but an intermittent beep can still be heard. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Pool: on the phone: "Oral sodomy?... Well, that's why it's a small town... Yeah, we'll look into it. Thank you for calling."
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Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

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Fun, usually overlooked 80's Horror
3 June 2004 | by (Minneapolis MN USA) – See all my reviews

Paul Clemens first came to my attention, with an excellent performance as a teenager with tourettes syndrome in the "Quincy" episode, "Seldom silent, Never heard". When "Fangoria" revealed that he was going to star in this horror film, I got real interested. It was a blast to see at a Tucson drive in, on first release. (probably with a 6-pack of Molson's in the trunk)

The southern setting, (and the presence of Ronny Cox), give this mutant rape saga, a slight touch of "Deliverance". Clemens suffers as necessary, rather convincingly, until the Tom Burman effects take center stage towards the end. This is a very well acted horror film, unusual for this type and time, with some real twists, unlikely as they might be. Burman's effects are top drawer for the pre-digital age. The ending is as perverse, and ludicrous, as one could hope. Take it as you will, this is a longtime favorite, a real change of pace from the interchangeable masked, holiday killers. (you know, "Halloween", "New Year's Evil", "Hell Night", "My Bloody Valentine", "Prom Night", "Friday The 13th", etc...) Your response may change with your mood.

--Judexdot1--


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