|The Beast Within|
|Title:||The Beast Within|
|Directed by:||Philippe Mora|
|Written by:||Tom Holland|
|Produced by:||Harvey Bernhard; Jack B. Bernstein; Ron Fury; Gabriel Katzka|
|Music by:||Les Baxter|
|Cinematography:||Jack L. Richards|
|Edited by:||Robert Brown; David Garfield; Bert Lovitt|
|Released:||February 12th, 1982|
|Running time:||98 min.|
The Beast Within is an American feature film of the horror genre, which explores elements of the "man-beast" storytelling trope. It also deals with themes of rape and cannibalism. The film was directed by Philippe Mora with a script written by Tom Holland. It is based on a novel written by Edward Levy. The film was produced by United Artists and released theatrically in the United States on February 12th, 1982.
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Ronny Cox||Eli MacCleary|
|Bibi Besch||Caroline MacCleary|
|Paul Clemens||Michael MacCleary|
|Don Gordon||Judge Curwin|
|R.G. Armstrong||Doc Schoonmaker|
|Kitty Moffat||Amanda Platt|
|L.Q. Jones||Sheriff Pool|
|Logan Ramsey||Edwin Curwin|
|John Dennis Johnston||Horace Platt|
|Ron Soble||Tom Laws|
|Luke Askew||Dexter Ward|
|Meshach Taylor||Deputy Herbert|
|Boyce Holleman||Doc Odom|
|Natalie Nolan Howard||Court clerk|
|Malcolm McMillin||Gas station attendant|
|Fred D. Meyer||Workman|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Beast Within, The Beast Within (1982), Beast Within and Beast Within (1982) all redirect to this page.
- The tagline for this film is, "He was on the verge of becoming a man-eater!"
- This film is based on the 1981 novel The Beast Within by author Edward Levy. As with most screen adaptations, many liberties are taken with this interpretation of the novel.
- This film was produced by the Katzka film studio, which was founded by Gabriel Katzka. It was released theatrically through United Artists.
- The Beast Within was released on DVD in Region 1 format by MGM Home Entertainment on August 28th, 2001. It was packaged as part of MGM's "Midnite Movies" line. 
- This is Philippe Mora's third feature film as a director. It is his first work in the horror genre. Philippe will go on to direct the werewolf movies Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf and Howling III: The Marsupials.
- This is Tom Holland's first work in the horror genre as a script writer. He will go on to write the script for and perform in Psycho II in 1983, and will write and direct Fright Night in 1985, as well as Child's Play in 1988.
- A poster for The Beast Within can be seen in Donny Martin's apartment in Howling III: The Marsupials, which is also directed by Philippe Mora.
- This is actor Don Gordon's second work in the horror genre. He will go on to play roles in films such as The Exorcist III in 1990 and The Borrower in 1991.