Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights! (like us on Facebook, if you dare!)

This Friday at midnight at The Cinefamily, my cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I will be presenting one of the greatest gonzo creature transformations ever committed to screen, in a movie that’s VHS featured the awesome hyperbolic tagline, “We dare you to watch the last 30 minutes of this film without screaming, covering your eyes, or running from your seat.” I am talking about Phillipe Mora’s The Beast Within.

Quoth the FNF power blurb:

The Hollywood machine was quick to find new and goopy ways to insert monsters inside of our bodies, in the wake of Alien — and, not content to make just another Alien knockoff, director Philippe Mora took the concept to a whole new level with the cult classic The Beast Within. It posits what we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another: what would happen if I were raped by a monster? Equal parts possession movie, werewolf movie and grindhouse sleazefest, this early ‘80s gem is anchored by a strong cast featuring Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch and a fearless performance by beast spawn/lovelorn teen Paul Clemens. It also features some of the coolest monster make-up and transformation effects of the period: pulsating bladder and slimy latex that demands to be seen on the big screen, and will still make you squeamish nearly thirty years later. Satisfy your inner beast with us, Friday Night Frights-style!

Phillipe Mora and star Paul Clemens will both be on hand for a Q&A. And if he can work out his schedule, the great Ronny Cox will also be there!

For theater info or ticket purchases go here.



As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to wormmiller@gmail.com with BEAST in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.

Good hunting!