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How to Make a Monster (2001)

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An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura (as Clea Duvall)
James Sullivan ...
Te'ron A. O'Neal ...
Kid #1
Kid #2
Brittney Lee Harvey ...
Kid #3
Programmer #1 (as Eric Zee)
New Intern (as Hilary Tuck)
Laura's Assistant
Jeff Edwards ...
Shane Mahan ...


The CEO of Clayton Software, Faye Clayton, lays off her development team after their latest game project, called "Evilution", receives numerous disastrous test previews, and begins her search for a new team. During this search, she selected a team of renowned game designers, Bug, Hardcore, Sol, led by Peter Drummond as replacements. At the same time, they are informed that a bonus of a million dollars would be awarded to those who make the game the most scariest, through innovation means. Despite the rivalry among them, they work together to make a game scary enough to scare the kids in four weeks. Just as Sol adds his powerful AI chip into the hard drive, the lightning strike causes a power surge which brings "Evilution" to life. The programmers are soon confined in the building, becoming targets of their killer game they've created and the virtual nightmare begins. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Criação de um Monstro  »

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In the background of the office, there are many game boxes including the popular MMORPG Everquest. Two of the games, Baldur's Gate & Baldur's Gate 2, had several characters and items voiced by Jason Marsden-Bug. See more »


Drummond: You'll learn intern, you'll learn.
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References Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (2001) See more »


Performed by Poe
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Terrible. Just terrible.
13 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most terrible movies I have ever seen. Even for a TV-movie, it's bad. After throwing all shreds of realism out of the window (3 programmers creating a game in a matter of weeks?), they have a few short action sequences before bringing the movie to a close. It felt like some scenes has been cut out of the movie, as Laura immediately going back on her decision was unlikely, to say the least. Horrible acting, bad video game sequences (it felt like Doom or Quake by the graphics and gameplay, which was probably the idea), and a fundamentally flawed idea made this go from a bad movie to a terrible movie very quickly.

I wouldn't recommend it, in fact, I'd recommend just about anything else if you were to choose.

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