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How to Make a Monster -- An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers.


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Writer (WGA):
George Huang (written by)
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Release Date:
14 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Steven Culp ... Drummond

Clea DuVall ... Laura (as Clea Duvall)

Tyler Mane ... Hardcore

Jason Marsden ... Bug

Karim Prince ... Sol

Julie Strain ... Julie
James Sullivan ... Monster
Te'ron A. O'Neal ... Kid #1

Aaron Fors ... Kid #2
Brittney Lee Harvey ... Kid #3
Eric Michael Zee ... Programmer #1 (as Eric Zee)

Hillary Tuck ... New Intern (as Hilary Tuck)

Scott Wordham ... Laura's Assistant
Jeff Edwards ... Puppeteer
Shane Mahan ... Puppeteer
Matt Heimlich ... Puppeteer
David Monzingo ... Puppeteer (as Dave Monzingo)
Richard Haugen ... Puppeteer
Alan Scott ... Puppeteer

Colleen Camp ... Faye Clayton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Manson ... Himself (also archive footage)
Kacey Ruegsegger ... Herself (also archive footage)

Danny Masterson ... Jeremy (uncredited)

Maysen Michaels ... Tina (uncredited)

Directed by
George Huang 
Writing credits
George Huang (written by)

Produced by
Lou Arkoff .... producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Dan J. Birnbaum .... associate producer
Colleen Camp .... producer
Steve Ecclesine .... line producer
Buddy Epstein .... executive producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... co-producer
David S. Greathouse .... co-producer
Andrea Lapins .... associate producer
Shane Mahan .... co-producer
Robyn Rosenfeld .... executive producer
Scott Shapiro .... associate producer
Stan Winston .... producer
Jeffrey Pritz .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Reynolds 
Cinematography by
Steven Finestone (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Daniel T. Cahn  (as Daniel Cahn)
Kristina Trirogoff 
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Art Direction by
Eter Borck 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Barbara Cantu .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Coffey .... key makeup artist
Ken Culver .... senior foam technician
Myke Michaels .... key makeup artist
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Stan Winston .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Marsha L. Swinton .... production supervisor
Robert E. Warner .... unit production manager (as Bob Warner)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elenie Mansalis .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Darrin Denlinger .... storyboard artist
Lance DeSpain .... lead scenic artist
Bill Luckey .... property maker
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Chris Wright .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Devin Golub .... sound utility
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Sterling Moore .... sound mixer
Michael Orlowski .... sound editor
Buck Robinson .... additional sound mixer
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Joe Andreas .... special effects
David Gallion .... special effects foreman
Dave Grasso .... effects artist: Stan Winston Studio
Lindsay MacGowan .... design artist: Stan Winston Studio
Tony McCray .... mold department supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Paul Mejias .... special effects supervisor
David Merritt .... model supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Steve Newburn .... technician: Stan Winston Studio
Justin Raleigh .... technician: Stan Winston Studio
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Eric Heavens .... digital compositing supervisor
Jason Peterson .... visual effects
Jeffrey Pritz .... computer consultant
Jeffrey Pritz .... computer visual effects
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunt performer
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt double: Clea Duvall (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Ken Clark .... stunt coordinator
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator (as Tom Ficke)
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunts (as Tom Ficke)
Oakley Lehman .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Beaird .... dolly grip
J.D. Bishop .... best boy electric
D.R. Curtis .... set lighting technician
Casey Ellison .... set lighting technician
Daniel H. Goldstein .... set lighting technician
Amy C. Halpern .... 2nd unit gaffer
J. Michael Haynes .... electrician
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Jack Johnson .... grip
Nate Johnson .... set lighting technician
Brett Lood .... grip
Brian Lowe .... electrician
Bob Myers .... grip
C. Shipley .... best boy grip
Christian Franz Staab .... grip
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Ron Veto .... Steadicam operator
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Casting Department
Liz Dean .... casting assistant
Sheila Jaffe .... casting: New York
Ed Mitchell .... casting: Los Angeles
Bruce H. Newberg .... casting: Los Angeles
Georgianne Walken .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina DeMasi .... costume intern
Daniela Kurrle .... costume manufacturer
Daniela Kurrle .... costumer
Mandi Line .... assistant costume designer
Jill Livingston .... costumer (as Jill Lucas)
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... post-production assistant (as Pharaba Witt)
Jonny Jenks .... post-production assistant
Chad Mochrie .... assistant editor
Location Management
Andrew Harrison .... assistant location manager
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
Music Department
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
David Moriana .... music editor
Greg Sill .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Tom Halowell .... driver (as Tom Hallowell)
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Charles Canzoneri .... key set production assistant
Melissa Engle .... production assistant
Kurt Herbel .... electronics
Stephen Jensen .... paralegal
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor
Jessica Littlefield .... production assistant
Scott Pitman .... production assistant
Jeffrey Pritz .... personal assistant: Lou Arkoff
Nancy S. Rand .... second assistant accountant
Austin Rodriguez .... medic
Leah Ross .... production coordinator
Lauren Swearingen .... assistant production coordinator
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... in loving memory of
James H. Nicholson .... dedicated to the memory of

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and nudity
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The minor demons in the fabricated game "Evilution" greatly resemble Pikachu from the popular Pokemon franchise with their yellow color, red cheeks, zig-zag tails, and long, pointed ears.See more »
[Hardcore walks over to Julie Strain with motion capture suit and skimpy two piece bikini]
Hardcore:Here's your wardrobe, honey.
Julie:You're kidding right?
Hardcore:[looks at bikini, then throws it aside] You're right we don't need these.
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Movie Connections:
References Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) (VG)See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Oh...My...God..., 31 March 2003
Author: Kenn Hoekstra from United States

Speaking as a game developer in real life, this was about the funniest movie I've ever seen! Here you have a Triple A title being developed by three guys (one sound guy, one AI guy and one weapons guy) along with a business manager and an intern. Bwahahahahaha... Oh my.

If you know anything about PC hardware, you'll get a really good laugh about their "mainframe" and the rest of their "high tech" equipment. Their server room is a huge closet right out of the 70s and it looks like a rack of video cards and Cat 5 cables hanging there in disarray. Oh, and I love the fact that their entire network and game assets can be backed up on a single CD-ROM that takes hours to run a restore with... Priceless.

This movie could have seriously, SERIOUSLY benefited from a technical advisor. I'm sure any self-respecting game developer would have been happy to consult in exchange for lunch with Julie Strain. Odd, too, that Julie has contacts at Ritual Entertainment, who developed FAKK 2. I'm sure they would have consulted just for kicks.

Silliness aside, this wasn't all bad. It's a cool concept... Julie Strain is still nice to look at. Clea Duvall does really well, considering what she has to work with. Tyler Mane was also very cool and there's some pretty good costuming, sets and gore as well.

This is no Citizen Kane, but it's an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half if B movies are your thing. If you're an IT professional, you will absolutely LOVE this movie! But you'll see it as a comedy... This would be great entertainment at an IT professionals conference.

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