“Genuinely scary! A grand, goose-bumpy time!” – The Hollywood Reporter
A teenager is experiencing growing pains of a most shocking kind in this exciting, tense and all-too-real story of a human-into monster transformation.
18-year-old Michael MacCleary – the progeny of an unholy union between his mother and a swamp beast – is on the verge of becoming a man. And as the inherited evil in his blood gnaws at his soul, Michael must return to the swamp to uncover the terrifying identity of his father – before his nasty natural tendencies force him to feed on the locals! Starring Ronny Cox (Robocop), Bibi Besch (Tremors), Paul Clemens (Communion) L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch) and R.G. Armstrong (Race With The Devil).
Why We Love It
"But trust me, “The Beast Within” is something of a classic of the form, it really is. They just don’t make movies like this anymore acolytes! It’s fun, atmospheric, well acted and extremely graphic. They didn’t have a problem tossing blood and guts across the set at all and as silly as it looks, the transformation scene is gripping & cringe inducing." -Horror News
"The special effects are uniformly fantastic. The transformation at the end of the film – reminiscent of An American Werewolf in London and The Company of Wolves – is well worth the wait, with Michael’s body slowly deliquescing. " - Scream Horror Mag
"This is the best movie ever to combine H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” with William Burroughs’ “Naked Lunch” and structure it like the life cycle of a Cicada. Sounds pretty interesting, huh? "-Bloody Good Horror
"Another terrific transfer from Shout! Factory. Blacks are richly delineated and grain texture and image clarity are strong." -Slant Magazine
- Audio Commentary by director Philippe Mora and actor Paul Clemens
- Audio Commentary by writer Tom Holland
- Theatrical Trailer
The Beast Within