Can damaged people find true love? Beast is a look at love of a different kind. From the ebb and flow of poisonous suspicions to the arresting soundtrack, it is a film that is geared to make you feel anything but comfortable.
Moll (Jessie Buckley) is a girl with a past, one that is never completely explained. Her life is a dull one punctuated by vividly violent nightmares. She soon meets local Pascal (Johnny Flynn) in the small isolated island community they call home and sparks fly.
The film is geared to never letting you off the hook and its creepiness aids in both drawing you in and freaking you out. It establishes both these feelings very well. The story revolves around a series of gruesome murders that have rocked the community. Suspicion is everywhere but it is most intensely focused on Pascal, who has a police record.
This film excels at challenging the viewer to not sit on the sideline and establish a connection with both the characters and their actions. There is depth to be found but you must seek it out. The reward is well worth the effort.