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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

In the background of the office, there are many game boxes including the popular MMORPG Everquest. Two of the games, Baldur's Gate & Baldur's Gate 2, had several characters and items voiced by Jason Marsden-Bug. See more »

Quotes

Bug: I'm tired of being a 'maybe'. I want to be a 'yes!'
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References Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) See more »

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My Bridges Burn
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Oh...My...God...
31 March 2003 | by khoekstraSee all my reviews

Speaking as a game developer in real life, this was about the funniest movie I've ever seen! Here you have a Triple A title being developed by three guys (one sound guy, one AI guy and one weapons guy) along with a business manager and an intern. Bwahahahahaha... Oh my.

If you know anything about PC hardware, you'll get a really good laugh about their "mainframe" and the rest of their "high tech" equipment. Their server room is a huge closet right out of the 70s and it looks like a rack of video cards and Cat 5 cables hanging there in disarray. Oh, and I love the fact that their entire network and game assets can be backed up on a single CD-ROM that takes hours to run a restore with... Priceless.

This movie could have seriously, SERIOUSLY benefited from a technical advisor. I'm sure any self-respecting game developer would have been happy to consult in exchange for lunch with Julie Strain. Odd, too, that Julie has contacts at Ritual Entertainment, who developed FAKK 2. I'm sure they would have consulted just for kicks.

Silliness aside, this wasn't all bad. It's a cool concept... Julie Strain is still nice to look at. Clea Duvall does really well, considering what she has to work with. Tyler Mane was also very cool and there's some pretty good costuming, sets and gore as well.

This is no Citizen Kane, but it's an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half if B movies are your thing. If you're an IT professional, you will absolutely LOVE this movie! But you'll see it as a comedy... This would be great entertainment at an IT professionals conference.


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