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Genre  Horror
Screenplay  James Kelley
Country  United Kingdom
4.6/10 IMDb

Director  James Kelley
Music director  Tony Macaulay
Duration  
Language  English
The Beast in the Cellar movie poster
Release date  1970
Writer  James Kelley (original screenplay)
Initial release  August 1970 (United Kingdom)
Cast  Beryl Reid (Ellie Ballantyne), Flora Robson (Joyce Ballantyne), John Hamill (Alan Marlow), Tessa Wyatt (Nurse Sutherland), T. P. McKenna (Det. Chief Sup. Paddick)
Similar movies  Cellar Dweller, Creep, Cries in the Night, The Unseen, Arsenic and Old Lace, Underground
Tagline  A chill-filled festival of horror!

The Beast in the Cellar is a 1970 British horror film written and directed by James Kelley. The film was produced by Leander Films and Tigon British Film Productions.

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Plot

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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.

Cast

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  • 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
  • Production

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    The Beast in the Cellar was filmed in Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.

    Release

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    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.

    Reception

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    The film has received mixed to negative reviews from critics, it currently has a 4.5/10 on IMDb.

    DVD release

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    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.

    References

    The Beast in the Cellar Wikipedia
    The Beast in the Cellar IMDbThe Beast in the Cellar Rotten TomatoesThe Beast in the Cellar themoviedb.org


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