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Monsters -- 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.
Monsters -- Monsters director Gareth Edwards and Astrobiology Professor, Lewis Dartnell discuss the possibility of life on other planets.
Monsters -- 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.
Monsters -- 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.
Monsters -- A look at the making of the movie Monsters

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Director:
Writer:
Gareth Edwards (written by)
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Release Date:
30 September 2010 (Kazakhstan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Now, It's Our Turn To Adapt. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Satisfying movie, if you get what sci fi really is See more (427 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Scoot McNairy ... Andrew Kaulder

Whitney Able ... Samantha Wynden
Mario Zuniga Benavides ... Ticket Seller

Annalee Jefferies ... Homeless Woman
Justin Hall ... Marine
Ricky Catter ... Marine

Paul Archer ... Marine

Kerry Valderrama ... Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford ... Marine

Stan Wong ... Marine
Anthony Cristo ... Marine
Mario Richardson ... Marine
Jorge Quirs ... Marine
Erick Arce ... Marine
Emigo Munkel ... Marine
Esteban Blanco ... Marine
Victor Vejan ... Guerilla
Cristopher Chararria ... Guerilla
Roman Bustamante ... Guerilla
Solamon Albarran ... Guerilla
Alejandro Sotero ... Guerilla
Victorino Angulo ... Guerilla
David Alba Garcia ... Guerilla
Eduardo Guizak ... Guerilla
Alfonso Pineda ... Guerilla
Jose Garcia Gomez ... Guerilla
Erika Morales Yolanda Chacon ... Mother 'Erika', Bocoyna
Elsa Rascon Gonzalez ... Grandmother, Bocoyna
Jose Luis Morales Chacon ... Child of Family, Bocoyna
Tamilez Morales Chacon ... Child of Family, Bocoyna
Jonathan Cadena Chacon ... Child of Family, Bocoyna
Cindy Vanessa Cadena Morales ... Child of Family, Bocoyna
Javier Acosta Rodriguez ... Taxi Driver
Victor Manuel Martinez Tovar ... Boat Skipper
Walter Hernandez Col ... Boat Assistant
Kenedy Gamaliel Jiminez ... Driver of Pick-Up Truck to the Zone (as Kenedy Gamaliel Jimenez)
Hugo Valuerde ... Motorbike Driver
Roberto Saluzan ... Ambulance Guy
Ceasn Solauo ... Ambulance Guy
Aris Martinez ... Nurse in Maternity Ward
Claudia Valdez ... Nurse in Maternity Ward
Elizabeth Blanco Sanchez ... Main Receptionist at Hospital
Gloria Soza ... Second Receptionist at Hospital
Aura Escobar ... Third Receptionist at Hospital
Max Alfredo Coe Tux ... Man at River Guarding Oil Barrels
Ivan Sanchez ... Man at River Guarding Oil Barrels
Wilfredo Hernandez Alvarado ... Policeman Guarding Barrier
Ramon Otzoy Sucuc ... Policeman Guarding Barrier
Erma Bradley ... Lady Holding Daughter in Flood
Shelmar Bradley ... Boy in Pink Yop
Luis Cails Sosa Carlos ... Driver of Red Pick-Up Truck
Rene Moreno Lopez ... Passenger in Red Pick-Up
Kenia Guadalupe Dominluez Yamas ... Little Girl in Pick-Up Truck
Jesus Jose Moreno Quezada ... Boy Playing Soccer
Marta Maria Acatitla Vasquez ... Corn Seller
Romeo Arista ... Whistle Blower
Maria Luisa Ontanon ... Dead Woman in Jungle
Refugio Tapia Rendon ... Dead Woman in Jungle
Katerine Zyleika Guizar Tapia ... Dead Girl in Jungle
Joagun Salazan ... Policeman
Anthony Jimenez Jara ... Little Boy Riding Bike
Luis Robertomonge Brenes ... Man at Bar
Oscar Mario Badilla Bora ... Man at Bar
Neston Herrera ... Man at Bar
Iserias Antouro Morah ... Barman at Harbour

Directed by
Gareth Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Gareth Edwards (written by)

Produced by
Nick Love .... executive producer
Allan Niblo .... producer
Rupert Preston .... executive producer
James Richardson .... producer
Jim Spencer .... line producer
Nigel Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Hopkins 
 
Cinematography by
Gareth Edwards (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Colin Goudie 
 
Production Design by
Gareth Edwards 
 
Makeup Department
Diana Byrne .... makeup artist: dailies, guerilla jungle sequence, Mexico
 
Production Management
Victor Barriga .... unit production manager: Costa Rica
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Verity Oswin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maritza Carbajal .... first assistant director: dailies, guerilla jungle sequence, Mexico
 
Art Department
Jeffrey Perez .... art director: dailies, guerilla jungle sequence, Mexico
 
Sound Department
Laura Andrews .... adr production site supervisor: SPG Studios
Jose R. Castellon .... adr technical engineer: SPG Studios (as Jose Castellon)
Jürgen Funk .... sound designer
Sergio Leigue .... adr machinist: SPG Studios
Ian Maclagan .... sound recordist
Sabrina Naumann .... adr editor
Sabrina Naumann .... dialogue editor
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Matthias Schwab .... sound re-recording mixer
Almut Schwacke .... foley editor
Marcus Sujata .... foley recordist
Daniel Willy .... adr editor
Daniel Willy .... adr editor: Rockstar Productions
Daniel Willy .... adr recording engineer: SPG Studios
Daniel Willy .... adr recordist
Daniel Willy .... adr recordist: Rockstar Productions
Daniel Willy .... adr supervisor
Daniel Willy .... adr supervisor: Rockstar Productions
Daniel Willy .... recording engineer
Eric Horstmann .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Jörg Klinkenberg .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gareth Edwards .... visual effects
 
Casting Department
Daniel Willy .... additional adr voice casting
Daniel Willy .... additional voice casting
Sarah Dowling .... extras casting director: Texas (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline Karlen .... wardrobe: dailies, marine sequence, Texas
 
Editorial Department
Anne Goudie .... associate editor
Justin Hall .... assistant editor
Adam Inglis .... digital colorist
Alyson Pengelly .... post-production coordinator
Kevin Shaw .... digital colorist
Gregor Wille .... digital intermediate supervisor
Gregor Wille .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Leo Abrahams .... musician: guitars
Lol Hammond .... music supervisor
Cherie Hashzume .... music engineer
Davide Rossi .... arranger: strings
Davide Rossi .... musician: strings
Vince Sipprell .... musician: strings
Vicki Williams .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
David Gonzalez .... driver: Mexico
Kenedy Gamaliel Jiminez .... transportation coordinator: Guatemale
Jose P. Soriano .... driver: Mexico (as Jose Soriano)
Fredy Alexander Vidal Lopez .... driver: Guatemala
 
Other crew
Wahida Begum .... marketing manager
Wahida Begum .... unit publicist
Chee-Lan Chan .... development executive: Vertigo Films
Victoria Chapple .... production assistant: Producers
Hector Crisantes .... adr supporting artist
Eleazar Del Valle .... adr supporting artist
Thomas Dixon .... in-house production assistant
Rachael Ellis .... technical manager
Emma Hartley .... development executive: Vertigo Films
Jose Angel Hernandez .... location manager: USA (as Jose Hernandez)
Stephen Hole .... head of finance: Vertigo Films
Jamie Jamison .... adr supporting artist
Christopher Key .... editor: EPK/making-of documentary
Louise Killin .... in-house production coordinator: Vertigo Films
Neil Kindness .... website manager: Vetrigo Films
Jonathan Kluger .... adr supporting artist (as Jon Kluger)
Jonathan Kluger .... marketing assistant: Vertigo Films (as Jon Kluger)
Dwayne Lawson .... post-production accountant: Vertigo Films
Pedro Luis Martin Gurza .... adr supporting artist
Luisa María Martínez Arcaraz .... production assistant: Mexico and Guatemala (as Luisa Martinez)
Brian Patrick McGuire .... adr supporting artist (as Brian Mcguire)
George McKenzie .... director: EPK/making-of documentary
Johanna Mohs .... production assistant: producers
George Myer .... e.p.k. shooter/editor
Dexter Navy .... production runner
Caite Ni'Ceileachair .... production assistant: producers
Florian Obrecht .... end credits
Michelle Parylak .... adr supporting artist
Alyson Pengelly .... production coordinator
Erika Robledo .... adr supporting artist
Eduardo Roman .... adr supporting artist (as Eduardo Iduñate)
Hugo Roque .... location manager: Costa Rica
Toby Rushton .... script editor
Cotter Smith .... voiceover: Tommy
Paola Soriano .... production assistant: Mexico and Guatemala
Dominic Stabb .... in-house creative: Vertigo Films
Lee Stone .... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Victor Vega .... key production assistant: Costa Rica
Huberta Von Liel .... operations manager: Vertigo Films
Michael Wailes .... head of sale and acquisitions: Vertigo Films
Desirae Wallace .... asst. location manager (tx unit )
Daniel Willy .... adr supporting artist
Christopher Brown .... runner/assistant (uncredited)
Edward Hemming .... development researcher: vertigo films (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
94 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | France:U | Germany:12 | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:18 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Norway:11 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:R (certificate #46297)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
While not stated outright in the film the probe that crashed was carrying samples from Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. The news scroll at the bottom of the screen in the hotel room alludes to this fact.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: At the start of the film, in "San Jose, Central America" we see a sign showing "US Border 200km". The shortest distance between the Central American border (Mexico/Guatemala) and the US Border is approximately 1,700km.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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Business in MexicoSee more »

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156 out of 238 people found the following review useful.
Satisfying movie, if you get what sci fi really is, 31 October 2010
Author: BillK from So Cal

I first heard about this movie in a radio interview, so I was aware that it was very low budget. But lately "sci fi" movies have been all about escalating action to the point of absurdity. Classic sci fi is about people reacting to new/mysterious/dangerous situations. This movie has that, with interesting protagonists. It has echos of Sin Nobre and El Norte, and yes, the context of "alien substitution" echoes District 9. But it's not a re-make, and it's consistently entertaining, with a straight-ahead narrative. There are only a few moments where a shock reaction is telegraphed. A big studio would have made this story into an effects extravaganza. But in my opinion it's more effective showing limited interaction with the aliens.

If you can handle real sci fi -- movies without the excesses of Transformers or 2012 -- this sci fi will satisfy.

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