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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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The minor demons in the fabricated game "Evilution" greatly resemble Pikachu from the popular Pokemon franchise with their yellow color, red cheeks, zig-zag tails, and long, pointed ears. See more »

Quotes

Hardcore: Yea Hardcore is my real name and I had it legally changed a year ago. I wanted Diablo but it was already taken. I plan on reapplying for it when the other Diablo passes on.
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References Ms. Pac-Man (1982) See more »

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A unique, entertaining flick
10 April 2003 | by mauricej74See all my reviews

Well I consider myself a bit of a movie buff... My favorite flicks are Taxi Driver, Apocolypse Now and other hardcore dramas. I just stumbled upon this movie on HBO and I couldn't stop watching it! In my opinion, any movie that lets you forget about the real world for an hour or so is a great movie. If you're a computer geek you'll probably be chomping at the bit to nick-pick it but many of us watch movies to be entertained, and I have to say this movie was GREAT, imo. Something very different (and funny), and entertaining! I would buy this DVD. I especially enjoyed the performances of the three programmers, and the hottie intern.


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