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Dr. David Stone is a scientist with a special interest in legends about the Okaloosa wilderness, where a violent... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Rick Montana ... Dr. David Stone
Steven Steele ... Jim
Holli Day ... Wendy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kimberly L. Cole
David F. Friedman ... Milton St. John
Annalise Pierce ... Lisie
Jeffrey Pierce ... Blind Otis

Directed by
R.G. Arledge 
Cinematography by
Richard Arledge 
Film Editing by
Thomas Hobgood 
David McCarley 
Special Effects by
Tim Davis .... special effects makeup
Jeffrey Pierce .... special effects makeup


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USA:82 min
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If You Don't Like It, You Don't Get It!, 16 July 2013
Author: Dreno Clown from United States

If you didn't grow up watching Universal Studios classic monster movies, never went to a downtown theater or sat in your car at a drive-in watching low-budget gore-fests, if you don't know artists such as Sid Haig or Rudy Ray Moore or David Friedman, you likely won't enjoy this movie. If all your pampered senses are only accustomed to fifty million dollar films with more computer animation than real people and things, you'll think this movie is bad. For the rest of you who gets it- Search for the Beast is an authentic exploitation thriller with genuine roots in the old tradition of fast-and-cheap movie making and over-the-top storytelling we loved so much in those drive-in masterpieces. This pedigree is solid with the inclusion of two b-movie stars: The late, GREAT David F. Friedman (Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, 2001 Maniacs) and Rick Montana (Charlie and Sadie, Bikini Hoedown, Redneck Revenge). It has it all- nudity, violence, double-crossing villains, hillbillies, and a bloodthirsty monster. So find it, watch it, get a copy for your collection.

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