Now available on streaming services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu, YouTube and other streaming services, is the horror, mystery, film, Beast Within. I honestly think the term “comedy” could also be used to describe this film.
I honestly don’t know any of the actors in this film, except Art Hindle. He was from the film Porky’s.
If you follow my blog on a regular basis, you know that I love the horror movie genre. I am always on the look out for the next great horror film. For that reason, I am always happy to review horror films.
August (Steven Morana) is a gaming developer. He helped to develop a new game called “Werewolves Awaken.”
To help launch the game, the gaming company is hosting a VIP event at the home of co-creator of the game, billionaire philanderer, Brian (Hindle).
In addition to promoting the launch of the new game, August made arrangements to meet his online “girlfriend,” Cheyenne (Holly Deveaux) at the event.
The event is interrupted by a priest, who condemns the event and everyone who is there. Brian spins it into being part of the game, and that there is nothing to worry about. After all, there are people dressed as werewolves roaming around the party trying to scare people.
As the evening goes on, it’s discovered that people are being murdered. Suddenly the remaining guests become a part of a life or death version of the “Werewolves Awaken” game.
Everyone is now a suspect. Who is really killing the other guests? What will the survivors do if they happen to find out who, or what, is the beast?
Is it all a reality, or just a sick way of promoting the game? To find out, you need to rent Beast Within. Look for it where ever movies are streamed/VOD.
As far as horror movies go, I didn’t find this scary. There were a few “jump scares” that might freak out those who are easily scared, but die-hard horror movie fans won’t be phased.
I know it’s not meant to be a comedy, but I found a few scenes to be a little funny.
If you don’t like blood and gore, especially blood, this is not the movie for you. There is a lot of it in the film, almost from the start.
The film is entertaining. As a fan of the horror movie genre, I am hard to impress. However, this film did keep my interest. I think it’s because I wanted to find out who (or what) was the beast, and what was it’s purpose in killing off the guests at the game’s launch party. It was more so a curiosity thing that kept my interest.
I liked the “beast.” I think it turned out really well. It’s stuff that nightmares are made of. When I think of a werewolf, the beast is what I envision.
Acting was OK. No one really stood out to be honest with you. If you are a fan of Syfy films, this film (and the acting) is MUCH better than their made for TV movies.
I was not keen on the soundtrack. I don’t think the music really fit the film. I think they could have added to the creepiness of the film if they used better music. That is just my general observation and opinion.
I will say that the film had me fooled. I honestly thought I had it all figured out about half way through, but the film totally surprised me at the end. Bravo for that. I don’t like predictable films. I thought this was one of them, but it was not.
The film has a run time of 80 minutes, and is not yet rated.
This film would be great to watch with Halloween fast approaching. After all, October and Halloween are a great time to watch horror movies.
If you would like to learn more about the film, you can check out the official website, as well as the film’s social media accounts.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.