Six affluent members of society are brought to a millionaire's isolated retreat during the phase of the full moon in order to determine which of them might be a werewolf, but it will be up to the audience to decide in the end after assembling each of the clues laid out before them! THE BEAST MUST DIE is a hairy little murder mystery that draws clear influence from the gimmicks used by master showman William Castle. After setting up each of the characters as possible culprits, director Paul Annett breaks for thirty-seconds to allow the viewer time to guess at who the werewolf might be. While this is an interesting approach to the material, it never reaches its true potential due to the poor pacing and repetitive clues. Annett spends the majority of the film focusing on the character that he has clearly designated as the red herring, which leaves the audience with far too little time to study the other house guests and no real clues as to the identity of the true killer. THE BEAST MUST DIE lacks the shock or suspense needed for it to become a success, but it is still a mildly entertaining mystery with more than a little werewolf action.
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HOWLING 5, HOMICIDAL, Werewolf Concerto.