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Monsters (2010)

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Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Mario Zuniga Benavides ...
Ticket Seller
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Homeless Woman
Justin Hall ...
Marine
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Marine
Paul Archer ...
Marine
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Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford ...
Marine
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Marine
Anthony Cristo ...
Marine
Mario Richardson ...
Marine
Jorge Quirs ...
Marine
Erick Arce ...
Marine
Emigo Munkel ...
Marine
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Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over North America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"...... Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Written by Annon

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After Six Years, They're No Longer Aliens. They're Residents. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (UK)  »

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Čudovišta  »

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£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£348,577 (United Kingdom), 5 December 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,508, 31 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$237,301, 26 December 2010
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2.35 : 1
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At the 2010 SXSW Film festival, Magnolia Pictures bought the film rights to "Monsters" on the night it screened, in what was the first-ever "overnight acquisition" at SXSW. See more »

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Sam can't get on the ferry because Andrew lost her passport, but when he bought the ticket the previous day, the sign said "no passport required." See more »

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Title Card: Six years ago... NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A space probe was launched to collect samples but broke up during re-entry over Mexico. Soon after new life forms began to appear and half of the was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today... The Mexican & US military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'...
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Godzilla (98) and Godzilla (2014) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Letter From Mexico
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham & Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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Less action than expected, but 9/10 imagery, acting, and direction.
1 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

The first 3 reviews said it all. Amazing movie for a $15k budget. Amazing shots and scenery, good plot line, great acting from leads. Decent monsters and action, when it occurs. I'm starting to think it's the soundtrack that makes a movie seem "big". This movie's eerie sounds, and tension building strings draw you in, like a blockbuster. Can't believe this guy wrote, directed, edited and did the efx. A++++

And ignore the whiny babies crying about this and that. They'd rather watch blood pour out of a corpse than a decent piece of acting. As long as you don't expect another Cloverfield, you should be surprised by a unique cinematic experience. ;)


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