The Beast (1975)

Sometimes when you are mucking about in the Interzone, you discover something described as a French erotic horror/comedy/drama film.

OK, that doesn’t happen frequently.  But it does happen.  At least once.  Before you learn your lesson.  Maybe this is your lesson?

The film in question is La bete.

You can’t expect me to read this description and not laugh, “Although sometimes compared with Beauty and the Beast, there are no parallels in the plot except that it features the relationship between a beast and a woman.”

I know, it’s horrible.

The movie is supposed to be based on the story of Lokis.  Loosely based.  As in, yeah, I think you get where I’m going with that.  Ahem.

Anyway.

Fans of ancient lore might recognize some elements of the saga of Queen Hvit and Bjorn (mentioned at length in The Book of Were-wolves, Chapter 3) as well.

Of course, those are venerable old tales and this is a piece of 70’s fantartporn.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Except…well, just take a look for yourself.

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One Response to The Beast (1975)

  1. Necromanticore says:

    I love the music

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