Honeymooning, Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch get their car stuck in the woods and while he goes for help, she gets raped by something with hairy legs. Fastforward 17 years to find them parents of that most dreaded of monsters - a teenager. [Film is based on the novel by Edward Levy.]

Honeymooning, Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch get their car stuck in the woods and while he goes for help, she gets raped by something with hairy legs. Fastforward 17 years to find them parents of that most dreaded of monsters – a teenager. [Film is based on the novel by Edward Levy.]

The teenager (Paul Clemens) is bad sick, and reluctantly Mom and Dad go back to the Mississippi town where she was raped to see if there could be any connection between his illness and the hairy legs. Feeling better, young Clemens follows and starts to chomp people.

There does come a time when Clemens has to get out of his body and get on with being a bigtime monster. Thanks to Thomas R. Burman’s make-up effects, this sequence actually creates chills as the boy’s head bubbles and bursts and his skin pops and stretches.

The Beast Within

Production

M-G-M/United Artists. Director Philippe Mora; Producer Harvey Bernhard, Gabriel Katzka; Screenplay Tom Holland; Camera Jack L. Richards; Editor Robert Brown, Bert Lovitt; Music Les Baxter; Art Director David M. Haber

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1982. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Ronny Cox Bibi Besch Paul Clemens Don Gordon R.G. Armstrong Kitty Moffat
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