The Beast Must Die (1974)
In this horror film, a wealthy sportsman invites a house full of guests to a big-game hunt that he's devised. He's sure that one of the guests is a werewolf, and he intends to stalk it, find it, and kill it.
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as Caroline Newcliffe
as Davina Gilmore
as Paul Foote
as Jan Jamokowksi
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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
Possibly the most disappointing Amicus film ever. For years, I blamed Hammer for this travesty mainly due to Peter Cushing's presence. He's made to look like a complete pillock here though with long diatribes about what makes someone a werewolf which will have you laughing at the ridiculousness of it all.
The alternative title gives away the identity of the werewolf right from the beginning and for a film which relies on "Guess the identity of the werewolf" for the plot, that's a big mistake.
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.More
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