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The Beast Within (1982)

 -  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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Katherine Moffat ...
Amanda Platt (as Kitty Moffat)
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Sheriff Pool
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Edwin Curwin
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Boyce Holleman ...
Doc Odom
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Malcolm McMillin ...
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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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Kill me, please kill me... before it's too late. See more »

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12 February 1982 (USA)  »

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$1,400,000 (USA)
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The films French title is Les Entrailles de l'enfer, which translates to "The Entrails of Hell" in English. See more »

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During the scene in the kitchen when Michael is telling Amanda to leave, a shotgun keeps appearing and disappearing behind them leaning in front of the window. See more »

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Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

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The real beastie-boy!
19 January 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

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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