The Beast Within (1982)

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A young woman gets raped by a mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar beast.


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1 November 2014 | christopher-underwood
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| absolutely disgusting transformation sequence
If you like low to medium budget horrors with plenty of gore, you will not be disappointed in this and Paul Clemens does very well in the lead. Nobody else seems to try too hard, they seem more interested in outdoing each other in wearing the most outlandish wigs. Very watchable despite its shortcomings although it almost comes to a halt on several occasions. The set up is fine, if a little predictable, but the wild and terrible story could have been better told. At first this seems like a Jekyll and Hyde variant, then a vampire tale before it gets back to what it really was at the start, a gruesome tale of rape and impregnation by some swamp like creature. Nice idea and lots of nastiness but not very convincing and too many people wandering in and out to little effect. Have to say though, one amazing and absolutely disgusting transformation sequence at the end.

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,250,000 15 February 1982

Gross USA:

$7,742,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,742,572

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