Actor and producer Steven Morana is making his directorial debut with Beast Within, a lycanthropic whodunit centered around a gaming app launch party that takes a sudden turn when a murder is discovered.
Morana co-directs along with Chris Green (Zombie Werewolves Attack!) as well as stars in the lead role as August, the tech wonder turned action hero who must protect his guests when a mysterious predator crashes his big night.
The ensemble cast also includes Colm Feore (Thor), Ari Millen (Orphan Black), Alysa King (Slasher), Supinder Wraich (The 410), Art Hindle (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and Katie Boland (The Bet).
In the movie, “a new gaming app Werewolves Awaken is being launched at a VIP event hosted by an eccentric billionaire at his country estate. Beast Within tells the story of a lead gaming developer, August (Morana), who is looking forward to finally meeting his online girlfriend, Cheyenne (Deveaux), at a launch party of the gaming app he developed. The festivities are interrupted by a priest (Feore) who condemns the party guests as “marked for the beast.” Convinced it’s a publicity stunt, the party-goers disregard the protest until a dead body is found. August and Cheyenne, along with the remaining guests, become players in a deadly version of the game. All are questioning who within the group could be the ferocious killer, as everyone is a suspect.”
Beast Within will be available on February 23, 2021, on DVD from Stonecutter Media, following a successful cable and digital release earlier this fall.
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