The Beast Within Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for The Beast Within the Movie

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Young woman has the misfortune of being raped by an unseen creature in a Mississippi swamp. Seventeen years later, her son conceived from that hellish union begins to act quite strange, developing a penchant for shedding his skin before turning into an insect-like critter with a cannibalistic appetite. First film to use the air "bladder" type of prosthetic make-up popularized in later, and generally better, horror films. Contains some choice cuts in photo editing: the juxtaposition of hamburger and human "dead meat" is witty. Based on Edward Levy's 1981 novel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Rape, Family Ties
Tom Holland
Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, L.Q. Jones, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, Katherine Moffat, John Dennis Johnston, R.G. Armstrong, Logan Ramsey, Ron Soble, Meshach Taylor
Jack L. Richards
Philippe Mora
Les Baxter
MGM Home Entertainment

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