The Beast Must Die (1974)

The Beast Must Die (1974)

Released: 1974
Genre: Genre, Horror, Mystery
Director: Paul Annett
Starring: Marlene Clark, Peter Cushing, Calvin Lockhart, ,
Run time: 93 min
IMDb: 5.8/10
Country: UK
Views: 51947

Synopsis

Storyline:
Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart), a rich businessman and expert hunter, summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surprised wife that they are all to stay over a weekend and that all of them will be kept on the estate during that weekend. For each guest, dead bodies have followed in their wake and the way that the dead have been murdered means that one of the guests is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down. This movie has a clip at the beginning asking people in the audience to try to identify the werewolf, and near the end, there is a thirty-second “Werewolf Break” for the audience to think over the evidence.
Written by
Lee Horton <[email protected]>
User Reviews: what a great idea. badly executed. the best big game hunter in the world tries to kill a werewolf. seems to me like he was one of the worst shots, let alone one of the worst hunters in the world. not once did he use his skills, relying on everyone else around him to do the work for him, and he could just walk in for the kill. wheres the honour in killing your foe with a machine gun? i sat and watched as a film i’d wanted to see went plodding along until the end(though the ending was quite good). a weak film with some ‘jazzy’ music. what would terence fisher have done with it? made it fun at least. for once, a remake might do this idea justice. and make it scary this time, darnit!

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