The Beast Must Die (1974)
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Tom Newcliffe, 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 guest is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down... The film has a clip at the beginning asking people in the audience to try to identify the werewolf and near the end there is a 30-second "Werewolf Break" for the audience to think over the evidence...
One of these eight people will turn into a werewolf. Can you guess who it is when we stop the film for the WEREWOLF BREAK? See it ... solve it ... but don't tell!
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Title: Beast Must Die, The
Release Date: April , 1974
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Horror, Action, Mystery
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: PG
Calvin Lockhart ...Tom Newcliffe
Peter Cushing ...Dr. Christopher Lundgren
Marlene Clark ...Caroline Newcliffe
Anton Diffring ...Pavel
Charles Gray ...Arthur Bennington
Ciaran Madden ...Davina Gilmore
Tom Chadbon ...Paul Foote
Michael Gambon ...Jan Jarmokowski
Sam Mansary ...Butler
Andrew Lodge ...Pilot
Eric Carte ...2nd Hunter
Carl Bohen ...1st Hunter
Valentine Dyall ...Narrator of the werewolf Break
Bill Mitchell ...Narrator
Annie Ross ...Caroline (voice)
Robert H. Greenberg
More Movie Taglines:
- One of these eight people will turn into a werewolf. Can you guess who it is when we stop the film for the WEREWOLF BREAK? See it ... solve it ... but don't tell!
- Tom Newcliffe: One of our guests is a werewolf, I know it.
- Marlene Clark was dubbed by Annie Ross.
According to director Paul Annett the role of Caroline Newcliffe was intended for Shirley Bassey. However she proved unavailable and Marlene Clark was hired at the suggestion of Calvin Lockhart.
This is the first movie in which a dog actually tackles and fights a werewolf. The more famous example is Eric Red's Bad Moon (1996), but this is the first. Sadly, the dog-character dies; the actual dog lived a long life, happily.
Robert Quarry was originally slated to play the lead, but at the last minute the film's producers went with Calvin Lockhart instead in order to capitalize on the then hot blaxploitation craze.
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