The Beast Must Die

Synopsis: Tom Newcliffe, a rich businessman and expert hunter summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surprised wife that they are all to stay over a weekend and that all of them will be kept on the estate during that weekend. For each guest, dead bodies have followed in their wake and the way that the dead have been murdered means that one of the guest is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down... The film has a clip at the beginning asking people in the audience to try to identify the werewolf and near the end there is a 30-second "Werewolf Break" for the audience to think over the evidence...
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Paul Annett
Production: Amicus Productions
 
IMDB:
5.8
PG
Year:
1974
93 min
Website
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- This film

is a detective story

in which you are the detective.

The question is not who is the murderer,

but who is the werewolf?

After all the clues have been shown,

you will get a chance to give your answer.

Watch for the werewolf break.

- Have visual contact.

- Have scanner contact,

repeat, have scanner contact.

Go!

- Target in woods,

have lost visual contact.

- Target heading towards

map reference 263475,

repeat, map reference 263475, intercept.

Target at exactly map

reference 261471, intercept!

Target breaking right.

Target taking cover, not moving.

I can hear his heartbeats.

You're about 10 yards away.

Zero in, number one.

He's right by ground mic 87.

He's yours.

You will get another chance, let him go.

Target now heading 0262475.

- Bang, you're dead!

- Not until you pull that trigger, boy!

- Number three, 10 yards to your right.

Target breaking right, intercept and kill.

They're blanks, of course, an

added personal touch of mine.

I thought maybe, uh,

it would give you an extra kick.

Well, you are satisfied with my efforts?

- But I spotted the television cameras

and the mics you had staked in the ground.

They could be destroyed!

- But what you haven't seen is this.

The underground grid pattern.

Now, each one of those red

lights represents a microphone

buried immediately under the surface,

and each one can detect a human footstep

up to the range of one mile.

- Ok, so the whole area's covered.

Now, what if deer or some other animal

moves into your fancy grid system?

- This analyzes and rates every vibration,

computerized to identify

bird, beast, or man.

- Now, what about this house?

- Yes, the house.

Up to the range of 100 yards,

there is a pressure

strip under the ground.

Nothing can cross that

without activating the alarms.

Nothing can penetrate your estate

without you knowing about

it and identifying it.

- And being able to pinpoint it.

- As I've proved to you with

you, yourself, as the target!

- Good, you've earned your money, pavel.

- And since it is a great

deal of money, thank you.

May I now ask a question?

- Ask away.

- All this expense, why?

Protection?

- Against whom?

I have enemies, what big man doesn't?

In this world, you're either

the hunter or the hunted.

- And you are the hunter?

- Always.

On safari or in the board

room, it's all the same.

I go after what I want.

With money, that is not very difficult.

Money buys things, men shape events.

Half the kids I grew

up with are right there

in the same stinking shantytowns,

still hustling spooked

tourists for a living.

- And how did you, uh, shape events?

- I told you, I was born a hunter.

I set my sights on the right tourists.

Tracked it, snared it,

and allowed her to take

me to Miami, Florida.

I was very determined.

- Oh, I'm, uh, I'm quite aware

of your, uh, reputation.

Still, my question stands, why all this?

- Hmm, because this is

going to help me hunt

the biggest game of all.

- Perhaps you can tell us why you arranged

to have yourself shot.

- Certainly, just checking

the system's effectiveness.

- System, what system?

Men popping up out of the bushes,

and then frightening us to death?

- Oh, just part of my grand design.

The same plan that got you

all here at the same time.

Why do you think I invited you?

Because every one of you

sitting here in this room

has one thing in common, death.

You, bennington, once you

were a united nations delegate

til two members of your grubby entourage

mysteriously disappeared.

- There was an inquiry and

i was completely exonerated.

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