Tony macaulay music excerpts from the beast in the cellar 1970
Soldiers in a rural military base are being brutally murdered. They suspect a wild cat. Two local ladies: Joyce Balentine (Flora Robson) and Ellie (Beryl Reid) suspect it may be their brother, Steven (Dafydd Havard); a man who has been locked in a basement for thirty years.
Beryl Reid as Ellie Ballantyne
Flora Robson as Joyce Ballantyne
John Hamill as Corporal Alan Marlow
Tessa Wyatt as Joanna Sutherland
T. P. McKenna as Superintendent Paddick
John Kelland as Sergeant Young
David Dodimead as Dr. Spencer
Vernon Dobtcheff as Sir Bernard Newsmith
Dafydd Havard as Stephen Ballantyne
Gail Lidstone as Young Ellie
Elizabeth Choice as Young Joyce
Merlyn Ward as Young Stephen
Anthony Heaton as Anderson
Chris Chittell as Baker
Peter Craze as Roy
Roberta Tovey as Paper Girl
Reg Lever as Ambulance Man
The Beast in the Cellar was filmed in Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.
The film was released in the UK on August 1970 and in the U.S. on 14 April 1971. The film was later released in Finland and West Germany in 1973. The film would later have its television premiere in Spain on 10 October 1998.
The film has received mixed to negative reviews from critics, it currently has a 4.5/10 on IMDb.
The film was released in the UK on DVD by Anchor Bay as part of The Tigon Collection. In the US the DVD was distributed by Liberty Media. The film was released on DVD again on 14 February 2006 by Trinity Entertainment.