The Beast Within
The Beast Within (1982)

Based on the novel by Edward Levy, this horror film tells about a woman who is raped by a vicious creature in Mississippi and bears a child from the incident. Although he seems like a normal boy, he reaches his 17th year and slowly… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Forget the usual Transylvania or London settings: This horror flick has the distinction of being set in scary Mississippi.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a frightfully silly and insignificant horror film, whose only virtue is in the makeup.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A movie that suggests that not just the chickens but the locust-monsters inevitably will come home to roost in a postbellum South -- a 'Heart of Dixie' -- haunted by its violent, bigoted past.

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Scott Weinberg

Gruesome gore is the sole highlight.

J.C. Maçek III

The Beast Within is an above-average monster movie with good actors and a sometimes comprehensible plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The 1980's were a fin e time for horror film, with many outstanding films that have made their mark. However, many gems of the genre have been forgotten… More
Dr Blood  
Cheap looking but nicely gory in places. It's still a terrible movie with an incoherent plot and a transformation scene that takes far too long and ends up… More
Cory Taylor
There is something perversely horrifying about a foreign entity manipulating you from beyond your control, but 'The Beast Within' is a rancid,… More
Bruce Bruce
This one was from MGM Midnight Movies Double Feature, other Movie is The Bat People. The Seast Within was a excellent flix, but only worth 3 1/2 stars. It was… More