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The Beast Within

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The Beast Within (1982)
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e Was On The Verge Of Becoming A Man... Eater!
We dare you to watch the last 30 minutes of this film without screaming, covering your eyes, or running from your seat.

Kill me, please kill me... before it's too late.

This motion picture contains scenes of extremely graphic and violent horror. WARNING!


Tom Burman's innovative prosthetic special effects (used to greater effect in later horror films) are the saving grace of The Beast Within. The premise concerns a couple honeymooning in Mississippi. Caroline (Bibi Besch) is brutally raped by a hairy, sub-human monster and gives birth to a child named Michael (Paul Clemens), who appears normal until he hits his teens. At 17, Michael begins to feel strange, and his parents take him back to Mississippi to find out if his problems are related to Caroline's long-ago rape. Once in Mississippi, Michael transforms into a ravenous insect-like creature that roams the countryside, disemboweling innocent victims and feasting on their torsos. ~

he Beast Within is a 1982 horror film directed by Philippe Mora and starring Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, L. Q. Jones, Don Gordon, R. G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, and Meshach Taylor.
The film is a very loose adaptation of Edward Levy's 1981 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Tom Holland and an uncredited Danilo Bach; it was Holland's first feature film script. It was dismissed by critics upon release as being cheap and exploitative. In more recent years it has gained a cult following.
Director Mora has stated that United Artists cut several scenes from the film which clarified some of the story's plot details.[1]


Release Date: March 19, 1982

Distrib: United Artists


Boxoffice: $7,742,572 2013: $20,910,200


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