The Beast Within
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.
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January 08, 2016 Because Mora doesn't go the usual route for The Beast Within, the film ends up being a bit of an oddball creature feature that often stumbles a bit tonally and suffers from some pacing issues around the midway point.Read in Source
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 30, 2008 It's a frightfully silly and insignificant horror film, whose only virtue is in the makeup.Read in Source
December 11, 2013 The Beast Within is an above-average monster movie with good actors and a sometimes comprehensible plot.Read in Source
April 18, 2014 Forget the usual Transylvania or London settings: This horror flick has the distinction of being set in scary Mississippi.Read in Source
April 27, 2018 The beast within "The Beast Within" is a busy, riotous and confusing scenario that makes it seem as if the film is taking too long to make its point.Read in Source
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 16, 2013 A movie that suggests that not just the chickens but the locust-monsters inevitably will come home to roost in a postbellum South -- a 'Heart of Dixie' -- haunted by its violent, bigoted past.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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