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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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He Was On The Verge Of Becoming A Man... Eater! See more »

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A bennemlakó szörnyeteg  »

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James Horner composed a musical score for the film which was rejected and replaced with a score by Les Baxter. See more »

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After Michael tells Amanda to get dressed to flee town, she is seen putting on her bra twice. See more »

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Eli MacCleary: Sustaining. Chance. I don't want my son sustained and I don't want any chances. I want him cured.
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Excellent,overlooked horror.
9 January 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Bibi Besch is raped by a monster on a Southern road,and 17 years later,her son(very convincing Paul Clemens)begins showing signs of change.Pretty soon,he's rampaging through a small town of Nioba killing people,and(in an excellent transformation scene)changing into a slimy fanged beast.The acting is great,the music is really spooky,and the special effects by Thomas R.Burman("Prophecy","Invasion of the Body Snatchers")are simply outstanding.Tom Holland("Fright Night")wrote the screenplay from an Edward Levy novel.Director Philippe Mora creates a fair amount of suspense and atmosphere,and there's enough gore and violence to satisfy all the gore hounds.So if you like horror genre,check out this gory shocker.Cult classic indeed!


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