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The Beast Within [Blu-ray] [1982]

  • SKU: 21899228
  • Release Date: 12/17/2013
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with director Philippe Mora and actor Paul Clemens
    • Audio commentary with writer Tom Holland
    • Theatrical trailer


    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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ronny Cox
      Ronny Cox - Eli MacCleary
    • Bibi Besch
      Bibi Besch - Caroline MacCleary
    • Paul Clemens
      Paul Clemens - Michael MacCleary
    • Don Gordon
      Don Gordon - Judge Curwin
    • R.G. Armstrong
      R.G. Armstrong - Doc

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good for a laugh and a scare!

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Beast Within definitely uses an "original" (if not very disturbing) idea to help our main character struggle with his "inner" demon; however at times, you wonder just how naïve many of our supporting cast/extras can be when interacting with the "Beast." Definitely worth a view; however, it may not be worth a purchase unless a 'die hard' horror/Scream Factory supporter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not great acting just a good saturday evening dvd

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      A good horror movie for a late Saturday night. Not like all the cgi movies now. Glad to see it on blu ray at a cheap price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cool, old school horror flick

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A guilty pleasure from my youth, great late night choice if you haven't seen it

      I would recommend this to a friend

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