HORROR BUSINESS Episode 62: Asylum & The Beast Must Die

Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys. In this episode we’re talking about 1972’s Asylum and 1974’s The Beast Must Die.

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We start by briefly discussing what we’ve done lately involving horror, including the recent VHS Fest at the Mahoning Drive, seeing the films Crawl, Midsommar, Annabelle Comes Home, Perfection, and I Am Mother, the trailers for Rabid, Jacob’s Ladder, and It: Chapter 2, and the announcement that Marvel Studios would be producing a new Blade film.

We begin by talking about Asylum. We start by giving a rough outline of the film, and then talking about what makes a good anthology film, or in this case a bad anthology film. We talk about each individual story and discuss what we liked about each vignette. We briefly talk about the impact Robert Bloch had on horror as a whole, including his work dealing with the Cthulu Mythos.

The influences of the various segments are discussed, both in what they influence and in what influenced them. The question of whether or not the film should be given some slack because it was arguably the first horror anthology film is delved into.

Next up is The Beast Must Die. We begin by giving another “hard and fast Horror Business” rule when it comes to horror movies, in this case that a werewolf movie is only as good as it’s werewolf design, and in turn we criticize the design of the werewolf of this movie, which is essentially a large dog with extra fur added.

We discuss the plot of the movie and how transparent it is from the gate. We touch upon the films attempts at being a “whodunit” style film but doesn’t drop any clues, how the red herrings in the movie were clearly obvious, and the annoying gimmick that was added in post-production.

We weren’t big fans of this movie, so there’s not much substance to what we’re talking about besides tearing the movie apart.

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Justin Lore

Greetings and salutations. My name is Justin Lore and I am the creator and cohost of the Horror Business podcast as well as the social media guru of Cinepunx. I occasionally write movie reviews and retrospectives as well. I’m a weird dog dad and my favorite movie of all time is AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Tell me Spielberg didn’t direct POLTERGEIST and I’ll call you a liar.

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