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The director was asked to write a Christian horror script that would start shooting in two weeks. The movie was supposed to be loosely related to the production company's film 666: The Child. The main character retains the name of the main character from that film. The script was written in 5 days. Pre-production (hiring crew, finding locations, casting, renting gear) was done in one week. The film was shot in 9 days. All post production (editing, sound mixing, and color correction) had to be finished in six weeks in order to meet the delivery deadline to Blockbuster (the main distribution outlet for the production company at that time). Two days before the film began shooting, the concept of making a "Christian horror film" was thrown out the window, because the company's Christian buyer wanted more family-friendly material. As a result of losing their intended Christian buyer, the Producers mandated that the sex and gore be intensified (nudity and blood were new requisites) so that the film could be sold to international distributors. The actress who was going to be cast as Sydonai was replaced because she did not want to perform a nude scene in the film. See more »
The music occasionally has some broodiness, but that is nowhere near enough to save this film. Is it The Asylum's worst? No, that's a tie between 2012: Doomsday, Alien Origin and Titanic II. Is it also as bad as 2010: Moby Dick, Transmorphers, AVH: Alien vs Hunter, War of the Worlds 2 and Death Racers? Not quite, but that is saying very little. I found 666: The Beast cheap to look at, it is dully lit and has slipshod effects, but it was the camera work that really made it so. The shaky camera technique not only gave me a headache but it is also used far too much, and there are also too many shots of Alma Sarachi's bottom. The acting is bland with nobody that stands out, they don't connect with their characters and consequently we don't connect with them either. And no wonder as the characters are so clichéd and underdeveloped. 666: The Beast is a very poorly written as well, the dialogue is stilted and cheesily delivered while the story is sluggishly paced, incoherent and full of overlong exposition scenes and any suspenseful or "scary" scenes missing two vital ingredients to make them work, suspense and a genuine sense of horror. The direction is lazy also as well. Overall, The Asylum have done worse, but in all honesty that is saying little in 666: The Beast's favour. 2/10 Bethany Cox
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