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How to Make a Monster (2001)

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An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers.

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George Huang

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George Huang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Culp ... Drummond
Clea DuVall ... Laura (as Clea Duvall)
Tyler Mane ... Hardcore
Jason Marsden ... Bug
Karim Prince ... Sol
Julie Strain ... Julie
James Sullivan James Sullivan ... Monster
Te'ron A. O'Neal Te'ron A. O'Neal ... Kid #1
Aaron Fors ... Kid #2
Brittney Lee Harvey Brittney Lee Harvey ... Kid #3
Eric Michael Zee ... Programmer #1 (as Eric Zee)
Hillary Tuck ... New Intern (as Hilary Tuck)
Scott Wordham ... Laura's Assistant
Jeff Edwards Jeff Edwards ... Puppeteer
Shane Mahan Shane Mahan ... Puppeteer
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Storyline

The CEO of Clayton Software, Faye Clayton, lays off her development team after their latest game project, called "Evilution", receives numerous disastrous test previews, and begins her search for a new team. During this search, she selected a team of renowned game designers, Bug, Hardcore, Sol, led by Peter Drummond as replacements. At the same time, they are informed that a bonus of a million dollars would be awarded to those who make the game the most scariest, through innovation means. Despite the rivalry among them, they work together to make a game scary enough to scare the kids in four weeks. Just as Sol adds his powerful AI chip into the hard drive, the lightning strike causes a power surge which brings "Evilution" to life. The programmers are soon confined in the building, becoming targets of their killer game they've created and the virtual nightmare begins. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Criação de um Monstro See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, there's a poster of the video game _Evil Dead: Hail to the King (VG)_, and a pinball machine of Tales from the Crypt. See more »

Quotes

[Hardcore and Bug are leaving for the night]
Bug: I'm going out and getting piss drunk
Hardcore: Oh ya well I'm going to get me a girl and two tubs of Cool Whip.
Bug: Cool Whip?
Hardcore: I'm lactose intolerant
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References Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) See more »

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Great, Great Sci-Fi flick!
13 October 2001 | by KolobosRexxSee all my reviews

I saw this on Cinemax last night, and LOVED it! It's the story of a computer game company which hires three maverick programmers to finish and enhance the "Evilution" game. However, Sol(the guy who develops the game's A.I) fills it with virtually every evil he could download, and a power-surge brings the program to life, causing it to construct a cybernetic-zombie body, and seek to kill the programmers, the intern, and the project boss! A very interesting and well-done sci-fi flick, with a clever script, cool effects, and good acting for a made-for-cable film! The characters are flawed but likeable, especially Tyler Mane, as "Hardcore", who is hysterical! The film also has interesting philosophical points to make regarding greed, competition, and what it takes to survive and succeed in the computer industry, and what the definition of a true "monster" is... better than a lot of theatrical attempts at sci-fi I've seen the last year or so. Five out of five stars! :)


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