The Nature of the Beast (1995)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

The Nature of the Beast Photos

Movie Info

Two men meet in a diner on a desert highway--an uptight, reserved motorist (Lance Henriksen) and an overbearing, insistent hitchhiker (Eric Roberts). A dangerous balance results when it becomes clear that one of the two is a serial killer known in the media as "The Hatchet Man," while the other is a fugitive who has robbed a casino. With two capable actors and plenty of tension, it is slowly revealed which one is which.


Lance Henriksen
as Jack Powell
Eric Roberts
as Adrain (Dusty)
Brion James
as Sheriff Gordon
Frank Novak
as Manfred Holliday
William A. Temple
as Elderly Gentleman
Earl Theroux
as Mr. Winnerman
Leila Garrett
as Mrs. Winnerman
Eloy Casados
as Sheriff No. 1
Hollace Colburn
as Counter Waitress
Bob May
as Trooper in Dinner
Sara Young
as Lady in Diner
John Toles-Bey
as Trooper at Roadblock
Zachary Bogatz
as Young Man at Motel
Curt Darling
as Queasy Deputy
Mark W. Johnson
as Deputy Johnson
Virgil Frye
as Gas Station Attendant
Tom Tarantino
as Little David
Lin Shaye
as Carol Powell
View All

Critic Reviews for The Nature of the Beast

All Critics (2)

The problem was that the ending was so ludicrous, that it made all the suspense leading up seem like a wasted effort.

Jan 5, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Nature of the Beast

There are no featured reviews for The Nature of the Beast at this time.

The Nature of the Beast Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features