The Beast Must Die (1974)
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as Tom Newcliffe
as Dr. Christopher Lund...
as Arthur Bennington
as Caroline Newcliffe
as Davina Gilmore
as Paul Foote
as Jan Jamokowksi
as 1st Hunter
as 2nd Hunter
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Critic Reviews for The Beast Must Die
The Beast Must Die is worth a look, as long as you enjoy unintentionally campy kitsch from the swinging 70s and werewolf myths.
This B-movie werewolf tale from British horror studio Amicus was a blatant attempt to compete with their equally low-budget competitor AIP studios.
A good old-fashioned made-for-TV-style werewolf movie.
Audience Reviews for The Beast Must Die
Fairly bad Agatha Christie with a werewolf twist
How can you not love a film that starts off announcing that towards the end there will be a special 'Werewolf minute' for you to guess the identity of the killer and then launches into the film with a full-on 'Shaft'-like soundtrack? These two elements, along with a Lockhart as an entrepeneur/hunter that has invited his guests to a secluded mansion in order to work out which is the werewolf, make this film a very different entity than most British horror at this time. Unfortunately the film-makers run out of ideas pretty quickly and my wife wasn't the only one to notice that the numerous chase sequences seem to go on forever without adding anything to the story. In the end I didn't guess the proper identity of the werewolf (or should that be 'very large dog' as the beast hardly looks threatening) but I still enjoyed this little oddity.
Oh Yeah, absolute Cushing classic. And the beasty is great too.
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