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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 US border.



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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 December 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Čudovišta  »

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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,508 (USA) (29 October 2010)


$237,301 (USA) (24 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 »


Before Andrew buys train tickets, he looks at the giant wall map of the Infected Zone. All the train line stops have British names like Southhampton Central, Salisbury and Portsmouth all in their respective UK locations. 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 »


Ramon Ramerez
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham, Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth) and Lloyd Perrin (trumpet)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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User Reviews

Less action than expected, but 9/10 imagery, acting, and direction.
1 October 2010 | by (San Diego, CA) – 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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