The Beast Within
The Beast Within (1982)

Tom Burman's innovative prosthetic special effects (used to greater effect in later horror films) are the saving grace of The Beast Within. The premise concerns a couple honeymooning in Mississippi. Caroline (Bibi Besch) is brutally… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 12, 1982
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

Because Mora doesn't go the usual route for The Beast Within, the film ends up being a bit of an oddball creature feature that often stumbles a bit tonally and suffers from some pacing issues around the midway point.

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J.C. Mašek III

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

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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% 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
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