"The Beast Must Die" (1974) starring Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray, Anton Diffring, Ciaran Madden, Tom Chadbon and Michael Gambon is a fun horror movie from Amicus Studios where the viewer gets to decide who the werewolf is.
Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) is a rich businessman / hunter who wants to hunt the biggest and rarest game there is - a werewolf. He has done the research and narrowed it down to the following guests who he has invited to his remote mansion and estate and accuses one of them of being the werewolf:
- Arthur Bennington (Charles Gray) - the diplomat
- Jan Jarmokowski (Michael Gambon) - world renowned pianist
- Davina Gilmore (Ciaran Madden) - student & wife of Jan and old friend of Tom's wife
- Caroline Newcliffe (Marlene Clark) - Tom's wife
- Paul Foote (Tom Chadbon) - an artist who had been in prison
- Prof. Lundgren (Peter Cushing) - an archaeologist and a werewolf expert
Tom has brought his guests together on the night of the full moon and has rigged his entire estate with cameras, microphones and other surveillance systems to help him hunt the werewolf.
Things don't go as smoothly for him as planned and the werewolf gets the upper hand even with all the precautions. One by one, the guests and Tom's associates are getting killed off. Will Tom accomplish his deadly task?
This is a very enjoyable werewolf movie from the 70s. Everything about it screams the 70s, including the clothing, decor and the fantastically funky music! The cheesy "Werewolf Break" which comes after all the clues have been given and allows the audience to choose which person they think is the werewolf. "The Beast Must Die" is a must see for fans of old horror movies!
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