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Fright Fest: Beg (2014)



Raw and gritty, BEG brings back the richness of horror in a way that reminds the viewer of what drew people to the genre in the first place.
BEG takes place during the Halloween season in the town of Salem.

Young, attractive women are murdered at a gym, bar, sorority house, and a Halloween party with no clues left behind other than the word “BEG” written in blood at the crime scenes. There is no rhyme or reason to the killings – the victims have no links to each other.

The local law enforcement – headed by their senior, star detective – tries to solve the cases, but with little to go on they are left chasing their tail while more and more murders are committed.

The area is deeply steeped in legends of past horrors and some blame them for what has befallen the town.

A new detective, who transferred to the town, is put in charge of the case in hopes of finding new leads through new eyes. But he’s stumped as well, and since he’s the new guy in town and now in charge, he has to deal with the negative attitudes of the police force.

When the detective’s teenage sister is kidnapped while camping with friends, he makes it his mission to find her before it’s too late. He gets a break when he’s told about a report of screams in a certain area of the nearby woods (a report that was hidden from him by disgruntled officers).


After the attack on his family, the detective decides to pack up and leave town…never having apprehended the culprit.

The murderer strikes again, but this time, the town fights back the only way it can: with its history and tortured past.

BEG is classic horror. Watching it you’re pleasantly surprised by the darkness through visuals as well as through the storyline.

There are hints throughout that drag you further down the rabbit hole as you wonder where those clues are taking you. You, at times, think you have things figured out, only for you to change your mind a few minutes later. The murderer was actually my second suspected villain, but one I did identify before it was revealed.

There’s some amazing imagery in the film. My personal favorites are when the killer came up behind the young woman at the bar and was reflected in the window of her car; the aftermath at the sorority house, specifically the girl who was studying; and when the killer came out of the water behind the detective’s teenage sister.

You’ll want to pop some popcorn, turn out the lights, curl up on the couch with your significant other, and remember what date night at home is all about while you watch BEG for Halloween.

Note: There is nudity in the film.

Movie Trailer on YouTube:


Rebecca Besser resides in Ohio with her wonderful husband and amazing son. They’ve come to accept her quirks as normal while she writes anything and everything that makes her inner demons squeal with delight. She’s best known for her work in adult horror but has been published in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of age groups and genres. She’s entirely too cute to be scary in person, so she turns to the page to instill fear into the hearts of the masses. Find out more about her: Website: Blog: Facebook: Twitter: @BeccaBesser Instagram: @BeccaBesser



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