The Beast Within 1982
Eli and Caroline MacCleary are worried about their son Michael. He suffers from auditory hallucinations and blackouts that keep him confined to a hospital bed while doctors try to determine why. Apparently Michael's pituitary gland has recently kicked into high gear and is causing the odd behavior. Such conditions are usually genetic, but the medical team is baffled since both parents appear perfectly healthy. What the MacClearys have failed to mention however, is that Eli may not be Michael's biological father because Caroline was raped by a swamp monster on their honeymoon seventeen years ago.

The concerned parents leave their son in the hospital and return to the small town where Caroline was assaulted. The locals are unwilling to discuss any crimes that happened around the dates the MacClearys are investigating, but it is clear from everyone's strange behavior that something is not right. Eli and Caroline are shocked to learn their son has fled the hospital and followed them to this town. His condition is worsening and it is not long before he is admitted to a local hospital, but Michael frequently escapes this one too. Soon, a series of brutal murders lead the police on a hunt for a madman, but what they find may be more disturbing than anyone can imagine.

Director: Philippe Mora
Cast: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong
Country: USA
Genre: Horror

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:38:24 | 38.9 Gb + 7.42 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• New audio commentary with director Philippe Mora moderated by author Calum Waddell
• I Was a Teenage Cicada: The Making of The Beast Within – An in-depth look back at Philippe Mora’s creature feature classic featuring new interviews with writer Tom Holland, actors Paul Clemens, John Dennis Johnston, Katherine Moffat and effects wizard Garry Elmendorf (45:43)
• Storyboarding The Beast – An all-new animated featurette in which Philippe Mora discusses the film’s journey from storyboard to screen (13:29)
• Image Gallery – Including rare production stills from the private collection of star Paul Clemens plus new photographs of various special effects props (4:42)
• Original Trailer (1:27)

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