666: The Beast starts a number of years after the original 666: The Child (2006) & is set in Los Angeles where Donald Lawson (Chad Mathews) is a balding middle aged executive at a company called GlobalTech. His boss promotes Donald to junior vice president of the company & also reveals that Donald is in fact the Antichrist destined to take over the world which all things considered Donald takes pretty well. However Donald's boss also says that a baby will be born who will have the power to destroy him unless he kills it first, as by a strange (budget saving) coincidence it's Donald's wife Kate (Makinna Ridgway) who is pregnant with the baby. So in a roundabout ironic sort of way the only person who can stop Donald destroying the Earth is his wife, the one person who loves him the most...
Writeen & directed by Nick Everhart 666: The Beast is The Asylum's straight-to-DVD sequel to their straight-to-DVD The Omen (2006) rip-off 666: The Child & against all the odds the makers of this have actually turned in a worse film than the original. I saw 666: The Child a couple of days ago so basically I have seen both in the space of a weekend & quite frankly I almost lost the will to live they are that bad. At least 666: The Child had a plot which you could follow, sure it didn't make much sense & it was pretty poor but there were at least signs of a story there while in the case of 666: The Beast you will struggle to find anything approaching a coherent story. 666: The Beast was a straight The Omen rip-off with a creepy demonic kid this time around Donald is grown up & the first hour or so is nothing more than him getting a promotion & then being told his true destiny which he takes surprisingly well. Who was his boss anyway? How did he know who Donald was? Why was he Donald's boss? Wouldn't it have more sense if Donald was the company president? I doubt Donald will be able to mastermind the destruction of the entire world as a junior vice president! There's precious little incident, there's no horror, there's no gore, the story is awful, the supernatural elements are absolute rubbish & what happened to the sexy secretary Sydonai? It moves along at a snail's pace & is really boring, hardly anything happens & the whole thing is just a mess.
Director Everhart has the shaky camera syndrome, it's not as bad as The Blair Witch Project (1999) but the camera sways gently from side to side on most shots. Basically it looks awful as well as being horrible to watch. There are a couple of scenes set in a church which are quite moody since they are lit by huge shafts of sunlight coming in through the window & they are at odds with how bland the rest of 666: The Beast looks to the extent they almost feel like they belong in a different film. The gore is none existent, all the murders from the first film 666: The Child are replayed in flashbacks but as far as original gore goes there are a few off screen stabbings & a bit of fake blood otherwise absolutely nothing. There's certainly nothing in 666: The Beast I would describe as a special effect.
With a supposed budget of about $500,000 the makers didn't have a lot of money to play with but that's really no excuse for turning in such an awful film, there are plenty of low budget horror films out there which are much, much better than this. The acting sucks as well.
666: The Beast is a terrible film, it's one of those films which make you want to reach for the 'stop' button on your remote control & how I managed to prevent myself from pressing it I will never know. 666: The Beast is awful & it's as simple & straight forward as that.
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