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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

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, Jason Marsden (Bug) gets scared by the sounds coming from a " Tales from the Crypt" pinball machine. Marsden himself appeared in an episode of "Tales from the Crypt". See more »

Quotes

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 Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (2001) See more »

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Performed by Poe
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I LOVED IT!
6 November 2004 | by millerman1893See all my reviews

Wow, I was brought back in time with this movie. It reminded me of so many early computer games. It had so many great parts played by some better than B-movie actors. Hardcore was hilarious and Bug was the perfect nerd. There were a few video game references in Bug's music and voice clips like "Fresh Meat" and "Come Get Some" that reminded me of some games I played back in Junior High. It's a little bit nostalgia and a little bit action. I guess you could say it had a good underlying message, which you'll see in the end... pretty predictable though. I also loved the Evil Dead poster on the wall... good "nerd" movie, and I can personally vouch for that. This movie is definitely worth seeing... for the acting AND the story.


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