The Beast Within (1982)


The movie The Beast Within (1982) is a horror film directed by Philippe Mora. The story follows a young woman named Caroline who, on the night of her honeymoon, is attacked and raped by a mysterious man-creature in a remote Mississippi road. Years later, Caroline and her husband, Eli, have a teenage son named Michael. As Michael approaches his 17th birthday, he begins to undergo a horrifying transformation, experiencing violent outbursts and uncontrollable urges.

The movie The Beast Within (1982) delves into the mystery surrounding Michael’s transformation and the dark secret hidden within his family’s past. Desperate for answers, Caroline and Eli seek the help of a local doctor, Dr. Lloyd, who believes that Michael’s transformation may be linked to his biological father, the man-creature who attacked Caroline years ago.

As the movie progresses, the true nature of Michael’s transformation is revealed.


  • Ronny Cox as Eli MacCleary
  • Bibi Besch as Caroline MacCleary
  • Paul Clemens as Michael MacCleary
  • L. Q. Jones as Judge Curwin
  • Don Gordon as Sheriff Pool
  • R.G. Armstrong as Doc Schoonmaker


  • The movie The Beast Within (1982) is based on the novel of the same name by Edward Levy.
  • The film’s screenplay was written by Tom Holland, who later gained recognition for his work on horror films such as Fright Night (1985) and Child’s Play (1988).
  • The Beast Within features an infamous and nearly classic transformation scene that has become a standout moment in the film.
  • The film’s budget was approximately $3 million, and it grossed over $7 million at the box office.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023