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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Drummond
... Laura (as Clea Duvall)
... Hardcore
... Bug
... Sol
... Julie
James Sullivan ... Monster
Te'ron A. O'Neal ... Kid #1
... Kid #2
Brittney Lee Harvey ... Kid #3
... Programmer #1 (as Eric Zee)
... New Intern (as Hilary Tuck)
... Laura's Assistant
Jeff Edwards ... Puppeteer
Shane Mahan ... Puppeteer
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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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14 October 2001 (USA)  »

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A Criação de um Monstro  »

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In the scene where Hardcore is looking around for the Capture Suit, he wields two swords. The sword he carries in his right hand, with the spiked hand guard, is a replica of the sword Julie Strain uses in "Heavy Metal:2000". See more »

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Hardcore: If you want to make it in this world you have to be P.F.D.
[Cuts his finger with knife]
Hardcore: Programmed For Damage
[licks blood from finger]
Hardcore: .
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References Pokémon (1997) See more »

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I've Seen Better
17 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I caught this on channel 4 very late , or very early considering how you think of 2.40 am and discovered that it was another Creature Feature movie production . I knew what to expect - Slightly corny and old fashioned B movie values but one that at the very least would be watchable , and I did enjoy the previous effort SHE CREATURE . After the credits rolled I did feel disappointed . HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER while not being a bad horror movie made for television it remains a ratherflawed one

The story suffers from a lack of originality and stereotypical characters . A trio of software designers are told there's a million dollars reward if they come up with the ultimate computer game . The trio are a funky black dude , an uber-geek and a sociopath . Since there's a danger of industrial espionage there's special security measures that causes a lock down on the software laboratories . Doesn't this sound contrived ? And I think you know where this is heading . So the trio , an intern and a company director find them selves trapped in a building in a plot that isn't a million miles removed from ALIEN , HARDWARE or THE LAWNMOWER MAN . Unforgivably it becomes very obvious early on who's going to die and who's going to survive meaning there's no surprises for the audience

Like most of the other movies by this company there is a comic book charm to the proceedings in that the gore doesn't overwhelm the story , I notice that several people have complained about the laughable make up and effects but surely this is done on purpose by the makers ? Despite having a TVM budget it's relatively well made , but would have been better if the script wasn't so predictable . As it stands if you're going to watch only one Creature Feature watch SHE CREATURE


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