The title might make one think this was a middle-European horror story. It is, in fact, a slow re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes from a liberal family headed by
his professor-father, Hoyt. The lovers are kept apart by their politics. "The Beast" in the title is Milton, who portrays the real man who kept an iron hand on the Hungarians. In 72 minutes, director Mayo attempts to synthesize the entire revolution, tell a couple of love stories, indicate the
duplicity of the Hungarian Secret Police, and outline the drama between a boy and his fath...