The Beast Must Die (1972)

Genres - Horror, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this little horror film, a wealthy sportsman (Calvin Lockhart) invites a house full of guests to a big-game hunt that he's devised. He's sure that one of the guests is a werewolf, and he intends to stalk it, find it, and kill it. As a film viewer, you are alerted at the outset that a mystery awaits and that clues will be unveiled that can point to the identity of the werewolf. In fact, near the conclusion, the film has inserted a 30-second interlude during which you must decide, once and for all, who the hunted beast is. This film is based upon a story by James Blish titled There Shall Be No Darkness.

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werewolf, big-game-hunt, guest, hospitality, host, hunting, identity, invitation, mansion, mystery [whodunit], party, shapeshifter, millionaire, tracking [following], stalking