The Beast

The Beast is a short horror film about a father’s internal struggle with his boy’s affliction. Can he bring himself to do what is necessary in order to free him?

Written and directed by Peter Dukes.

Starring Bill Oberst, Jr., Peter Le Bas and Alexander Le Bas.

Filmed in the United States.

12 minutes and 5 seconds.

The name Bill Oberst, Jr. was all I needed to see to make The Beast this weeks pick for Short Film Saturday. Any horror fan worth his salt knows that Oberst is one of the most reliable and talented actors working today and brings any film he appears in to a whole new level and The Beast is no exception. That’s not to take away from the performances of Peter and Alexander Le Bas as both are excellent. Add great directing and music and you have the makings of a great short film. Enjoy The Beast!



6 thoughts on “SHORT FILM SATURDAY: THE BEAST (2012)

  1. Hey John,

    I’ve been out on a shoot and just saw this post – so happy to see THE BEAST being featured here. We shot this in one crazy night in the woods of Burbank on virtually no budget because we all loved the old-school werewolf vibe. I’ll go to my grave with fond memories of it. Thank you, man, for all you do to help indie scares keep on keeping on.


    P.S. – Matt is right – the music was really terrific in my opinion; like an old Universal score.

    • Bill, to receive such amazing praise from a man of your talent and standing in the horror genre is an honor that I will carry to my grave. THE BEAST is hands-down one of the finest short films and one of the finest werewolf films that I have seen, feature-length or short. There is not a weak moment in the film and all involved were fantastic. I hope to keep more of these short films coming each week. As long they keep getting made I’m going to keep showing them. Thank you!

  2. This was quite good. I know this will sound like half-hearted praise but I loved the music. Seemed to come from a bygone era.

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