The Beast in the Cellar

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The Beast in the Cellar
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Directed by James Kelley
Produced by Tony Tenser
Christopher Neame
Graham Harris
Written by James Kelley
Starring Beryl Reid
Flora Robson
John Hamill
Tessa Wyatt
T. P. McKenna
Vernon Dobtcheff
David Dodimead
Music by Tony Macaulay
Distributed by Tigon British Film Productions (UK)
The Cannon Group Inc. (US)
Cinépix Film Properties (Canada)
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
87 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.

Plot[edit]

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[edit]

Production[edit]

The Beast in the Cellar was filmed in Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.[2]

Release[edit]

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.[3]

Reception[edit]

The film has received mixed to negative reviews from critics, it currently has a 4.5/10 on IMDb.[4]

DVD release[edit]

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.[5] The film was released on DVD again on 14 February 2006 by Trinity Entertainment.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBFC: The Beast in the Cellar
  2. ^ "The Beast in the Cellar (1970) - IMDb". IMDb.com. IMDb.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Beast in the Cellar (1970) - Release Info - IMDb". IMDb.com. IMDb.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Beast in the Cellar (1970) - IMDb". IMDb.com. IMDb.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Beast in the Cellar (1970) - Company credits - IMDb". IMDb.com. IMDb.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Beast in the Cellar DVD". movieweb.com. movieweb.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 

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