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Monster (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | Video 18 January 2008
Sisters Erin and Sarah travel to Japan to do interviews about global warming until Tokyo suffers a horrendous earthquake and as they take cover, they soon discover the rumbling is caused by... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Erin Lynch
Sarah Lynch
Justin L. Jones ...
Kazuyuki Okada ...
Yoshi Ando ...
Hiroshi Ueha ...
Japanese Grandfather
Akira Sato ...
Kosei Seki ...
News Crew
Soldier #1
Robert Chu ...
Soldier #2
Japanese Reporter (as Shinichiro Shimizu)
Chad Nell ...
American Reporter
Yosuke Hosoi ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Takahashi ...

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Sisters Erin and Sarah travel to Japan to do interviews about global warming until Tokyo suffers a horrendous earthquake and as they take cover, they soon discover the rumbling is caused by something quite different. Written by Audio Asylum

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japan | monster | cgi | block blunder | See All (4) »


The Truth Will Finally Be Told.


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Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iszonyat  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mockbuster of Cloverfield (2008). See more »


The movie is set in the month of January. Within the movie, they walk around as though it is hot outside. This would not be the case as the average January temperature in Tokyo is approximately 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius). See more »


[last lines]
Sarah Lynch: Erin. Erin. Erin. Erin. Have you seen my sister! Have you seen my sister!
[Sarah sees Erin sitting against a wall wounded]
Sarah Lynch: Oh, Erin!
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in the production of this screenplay. Ownership of this motion picture is protected by copyright and other applicable laws, and any unauthorized duplication, distribution or execution of this motion picture could result in criminal prosecution as well as civil liability. [And a foot through the ass.] See more »


References Ocean's Thirteen (2007) See more »

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The Asylum film company strikes again!
18 June 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This time around, The Asylum decided to rip off "Cloverfield". There is one positive thing I can say about this movie, and that it employs a lot of Asian actors, a minority that just about all Hollywood movies do not use. Aside from that, I can't think of anything else that is good about this movie. The movie is obviously not filmed in Japan, just using occasional stock footage of Tokyo in an effort to fool the audience. The sound is awful - there were large sections of the movie where I simply could not understand what the characters were saying. The visual look of the movie is equally bad, clearly shot with a low-rent digital video camera. The direction is horrible, with some things like characters in the background walking casually when the city is being terrorized by the monster. There is far, FAR too much talk, when a movie like this needs plenty of adventure and special effects. (The limited special effects are pretty cheesy, and never gives us a good look at the title creature.) And there is no real ending to this movie - the last scene ends in a way that makes you think the director said, "Okay, we've got enough footage to make this movie 85 minutes long if you count the slow-moving end credits!" The writer/director, as of this date, has only this movie on his resume. No wonder.

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