The Asylum's newest release is the sequel to the popular "666 The Child", This time around Donald is a grown and is married and his him and his wife are awaiting their first child. Donald remembers nothing from his dark past as a child and lands a job as VP of his company but his boss has more evil plans for Donald.
"The Child" wasn't high on my list as far as my favorite Asylum film's so I wasn't sure what to expect from the sequel. First off the film is not gorey so those looking for something bloody your going to have to look elsewhere or go into The Asylum catalog to find something that your looking for. As I have stated in more recent review The Asylum seems to be moving away from the all out blood and guts films and trying to make more with a story which is good but we would not mind seeing an occasional blood bath once in awhile. "The Beast" is a film I enjoyed for several reasons, one being that their is a good story here, the film takes it's time setting it up and slowly drawing the viewer in which grabs your attention right away. The cast was excellent, Chad Mathews was very good as Donald and did a good job in turning off the good and evil character's which is very important. Also a stand-out was Collin Brock as Father Deacon Cain he was very convincing in this role and I look forward to seeing him in other film's as well. The film contends no special effects to really talk about here and the blood level is around zero but the movie is carried along with a well-written plot and some very good acting as well as a good amount of suspense. As far as the ending goes I don't think it could of been better or more realistic and it also allows them to go ahead and make another film if they want to while branching the story out more now(you will know what I mean after seeing the movie). Like I said before this is certainly not my favorite Asylum film but it is a well-rounded film and very well made. Credit goes out to first time Director Nick Everhart who also wrote the film. This is a perfect title for the Halloween season so pick this up today. The DVD comes with the Bonus fetures:
Making of 666 The Beast
Bloopers and Trailers as well as being presented in Original Widescreen and 5.1 Surround Sound
Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****