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      The Beast Must Die

      PG 1974 1h 33m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      43% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 37% Audience Score 500+ Ratings When big-game hunter Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) invites a group of people to stay at his estate, they expect a relaxing weekend. Instead, they arrive to learn he thinks one of them is a werewolf and that no one can leave until that person is exposed. Among the suspects are a piano player (Michael Gambon) and his girlfriend (Ciaran Madden), an archaeologist (Peter Cushing), a diplomat (Charles Gray) and an artist (Tom Chadbon), all of whom are subjected to a series of werewolf tests. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Kimberly Pierce Ticklish Business Ultimately, this one just didnt quite work for me. Enough is going right to keep it from being a good-bad movie, but at the same time, the problems with the construction keep it from being a truly good movie. Rated: 3/5 May 1, 2022 Full Review Jeremiah Kipp Slant Magazine This B-movie werewolf tale from British horror studio Amicus was a blatant attempt to compete with their equally low-budget competitor AIP studios. Rated: 2/4 Jun 19, 2006 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film A real oddity, one of those curiosities which become landmarks in cinematic history. Rated: 3/5 Nov 15, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Awkwardly filmed variation on The Ten Little Indians. Rated: C Sep 25, 2022 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending Sucks all the fun out of its hokey premise. Rated: 2/5 Nov 7, 2020 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 3/5 Jul 27, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Logan M Though ‘The Beast Must Die' may seem silly, and maybe it is, it is also a great mystery-action-thriller, and a very fun time to rewatch on Halloween. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is really the best whodunit werewolf horror film ever made. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/22 Full Review dave s In The Beast Must Die, a wealthy Brit invites a group of individuals to his sprawling country estate for the weekend, advising them that the goal is to determine which of them is a werewolf. Yes, it is as stupid as it sounds. How does he know for certain that one of them is a werewolf? Could more than one be a werewolf? Is it fair to lock up a group of non-werewolves with a werewolf? And what gives him the right in the first place? On top of the idiocy of the premise, the production values are horrible. There are a bunch of poorly edited scenes of people running about in the woods. The music sounds like it's from a 70s porn film. The script is embarrassing and the performances are wooden. Avoid The Beast Must Die as studiously as you'd avoid a werewolf and you should be fine. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review R P Basic premise is a well trained and wealthy hunter invites 5 people to his mansion for the weekend. We learn that the hunter believes one of them is a werewolf and he plans on killing it. The cast of characters are the Hunter and his wife, a Professor, a married couple (a pianist and his ex-student), a diplomat, and an artist recently released from prison. (View the rest of the review here : foreverfinalgirl.com/the-beast-must-die-1974/ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/07/21 Full Review Audience Member "You have 30 seconds to give your answer" A hokey '70s horror (filmed much too dark) which combines elements of "The Most Dangerous Game" and the Old Dark House trope. A millionaire gathers a handful of strangers to his isolated mansion in order to play a deadly game. The host knows one of the guests is a werewolf and he intends to hunt them nightly until he discovers the truth as to which one. The millionaire is a former ghetto-dwelling Black who takes pride in his social-climbing and his ability to dominate other men. Starring Wilhuff Tarkiny with twist ending; only seek out if Peter Cushing completist or a werewolf movie hound. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Matthew D A fun-filled whodunit...with a werewolf! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/27/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis When big-game hunter Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) invites a group of people to stay at his estate, they expect a relaxing weekend. Instead, they arrive to learn he thinks one of them is a werewolf and that no one can leave until that person is exposed. Among the suspects are a piano player (Michael Gambon) and his girlfriend (Ciaran Madden), an archaeologist (Peter Cushing), a diplomat (Charles Gray) and an artist (Tom Chadbon), all of whom are subjected to a series of werewolf tests.
      Director
      Paul Annett
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 21, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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