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Search for the Beast -- In the wilderness of Alabama, a monster abducts young girls to satisfy its hideous mating urge until an adventurous college professor undertakes a beast hunt. Heavily armed, they shoot everything moving until the beast finally seeks its bloody and erotic revenge! Not for the faint of heart (or anyone afraid of Alabama).


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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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
all time howler, 22 August 2006
Author: dejonlee from United States

If I could give zero stars, I would. This is present on a 4 movie DVD of Bigfoot movies and this is the worst. It concerns loosely a tracker going into the wilderness after the "missing link" to earn 100,00 dollars. Of course, his backer has ulterior motives. That is as comprehensible as the plot gets. The acting is nonexistent; the lead reads his lines in scene after scene, including a trek thru the forest, from a clipboard he holds. Finally the entire movie, halfway thru, is completely voice-over. People appear and disappear at random, they run from the beast in terror and the next moment are chatting quietly. There is no resolution of the plot, people are killed right and left and the characters don't seem overly concerned.

For those that care, there are several scenes of naked breasts, all the female leads, simulated sex including bestiality by the beast on one of the females, not a pleasant sight. and there is totally gratuitous guitar and mandolin playing a la Deliverance.

Worse than "plan 9 from outer space"

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