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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)

Clea DuVall ... Laura (as Clea Duvall)

Steven Culp ... Drummond

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:

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 Lucas .... costumer
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... post-production assistant (as Pharaba Witt)
Jonny Jenks .... post-production assistant
Chad Mochrie .... assistant editor
Music Department
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
David Moriana .... music editor
Greg Sill .... music supervisor
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Charles Canzoneri .... key set production assistant
Melissa Engle .... production assistant
Andrew Harrison .... assistant location manager
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
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
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:
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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 »
Sol:The name is Sol. As in Solomon. As in the King That Is Wise. As in the solution to all of your problems. Why should you hire me?
Sol:That's just dumb; that is a dumb question. Why do you call that a chair? Why is the sky blue? Why are you dressed like a thirty-two year old when it's obvious you're at least fifty-
[gets interrupted]
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I've Seen Better, 17 August 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

I caught this on channel 4 very late , or very early considering how you think of 2.40 am and discovered that it was another Creature Feature movie production . I knew what to expect - Slightly corny and old fashioned B movie values but one that at the very least would be watchable , and I did enjoy the previous effort SHE CREATURE . After the credits rolled I did feel disappointed . HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER while not being a bad horror movie made for television it remains a ratherflawed one

The story suffers from a lack of originality and stereotypical characters . A trio of software designers are told there's a million dollars reward if they come up with the ultimate computer game . The trio are a funky black dude , an uber-geek and a sociopath . Since there's a danger of industrial espionage there's special security measures that causes a lock down on the software laboratories . Doesn't this sound contrived ? And I think you know where this is heading . So the trio , an intern and a company director find them selves trapped in a building in a plot that isn't a million miles removed from ALIEN , HARDWARE or THE LAWNMOWER MAN . Unforgivably it becomes very obvious early on who's going to die and who's going to survive meaning there's no surprises for the audience

Like most of the other movies by this company there is a comic book charm to the proceedings in that the gore doesn't overwhelm the story , I notice that several people have complained about the laughable make up and effects but surely this is done on purpose by the makers ? Despite having a TVM budget it's relatively well made , but would have been better if the script wasn't so predictable . As it stands if you're going to watch only one Creature Feature watch SHE CREATURE

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