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Monsters (2004)

A young boy, from a wicked and largely disinterested family, begins to turn to animal cruelty for satisfaction.

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An 8-year-old troubled boy, Stan, crushed by his dysfunctional family and the daily ordeals he is subjected to by his spiteful and malicious older sister, Mary, finds refuge to the safety of an imaginary world. Inevitably, however, this vicious cycle of abuse, hallucinations and sibling animosity will eventually take its toll on everyone in the family. Written by Nick Riganas

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I Think I Know What It's About
28 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I see Bob The Moo was genuinely chilled by this little shocker and I defy anyone not to feel a little shaken by MONSTERS . But I feel many , many people ( Bob included ) may have misunderstood what writer/director Robert Morgan is trying to say . I personally believe that Mr Morgan is pointing out the link between children being cruel to animals and growing up to be serial killers . Jeffry Dahmer would would kill and dissect animals as a boy while notorious child killer Mary Bell would write her name on pavements in the blood of pigeons , hence we see young Stan's dreams of ducks heads scattered around the lawns and the scene outside the rabbit hutch . What we are witnessing are the symptoms of someone who will grow up to be a very serious danger to society in a few short years

That's what MONSTERS means to me even though I confess I maybe mistaken by my conclusions . But I'm sure we can all agree that despite being well made on a technical level ( The editing is excellent ) narrative wise it's very disconcerting and unpleasant and contains unlikable characters . It also lacks any type of cleverness that makes a short film standout


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