The Beast Must Die
Saturday 10th at 6pm
Dir. Paul Annett GB 1973 93 mins (15)
Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Anton Diffring, Charles Gray, Marlene Clark, Michael Gambon, Tom Chadbon
Based loosely on The Most Dangerous Game, The Beast Must Die is a Seventies horror thriller in which a big game hunter takes on the ultimate quarry: a werewolf. Self-made millionaire Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) invites an odd assortment of guests to his remote estate convinced that, when the moon is full, one (or more) of them will transform into a ravenous lycanthrope. A high calibre cast, including Anton Diffring, Charles Gray and Peter Cushing (as a Norwegian scientist with a wavering accent) bring depth to an unusual and atmospheric English B-movie, here receiving a rare screening.
Fantastiq is delighted to welcome director PAUL ANNETT to this special screening of The Beast Must Die. A Q&A session will follow the film.