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Monster Man (2003)

Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.

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Michael Davis

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Michael Davis
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eric Jungmann ... Adam
Justin Urich ... Harley
Aimee Brooks ... Sarah
Michael Bailey Smith ... Monster Man
Joe Goodrich Joe Goodrich ... Brother Fred
Tim Sitarz ... Big Redneck
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Headless man in Pentagram Room
Steve DeRelian Steve DeRelian ... One Armed Man (as Steven de Relian)
Robert R. Shafer ... Police Officer #1 (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
Diana Morgan Diana Morgan ... Newscaster
Frank Schettini Frank Schettini ... One Eyed Bartender
Mike Kimler Mike Kimler ... Extra
Scott McGaffee Scott McGaffee ... Extra
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While driving in a highway to the wedding of his beloved Betty-Ann, Adam is surprised by his former schoolmate Harley on the backseat of his car. Adam has broken off with the inconvenient and moron Harley because of Betty-Ann. Along their road trip, Harley makes fun of some rednecks in a bar and later their car is chased by a giant monster truck on the road. After some incidents, they give a lift to the hitchhiker Sarah and sooner the trio is terrorized by a scary monster driving the monster truck. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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On this highway, the roadkill is HUMAN!


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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino hacia el terror 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (2.0)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The monster truck used in this film was designed and built for $2500. The "sheet metal" covering the outside of the truck was actually wood spray painted to look like very old and rusted sheet metal. The truck only had a maximum speed of roughly 30mph (48kph) so footage of the truck chasing after the car was sped up to make it appear as though it was capable of very high speeds. The truck could only be used for 20 - 30 minutes at a time before it would over heat and production would be shut down. It also ran on rocket fuel, which reported cost the producers $300 per gallon. There was no steering wheel, the driver was standing inside the truck using levers to control the speed and direction. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah cuts Adam's t-shirt, he is wearing a black t-shirt under the green one. But when Sarah and Adam made love, there was no black t-shirt under the green one. See more »

Quotes

Harley: If a vehicle could take Viagra, a monster truck is what it would look like. I mean those giant tires make the truck look like it's got blue balls!
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Connections

References Gojira (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Luck, Good Lookin' Goodbye
Words & Music by Mike Himelstein
Performed by Huck Hick and the Hacks
Produced by Craig Fleishman
(c)2003 DreamWorks Songs/Adovah Music (ASCAP)
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That Monster Truck Was So Freakin' Cool! This Movie Is A Surprise Hit With Me.
22 February 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

I rented Monster Man because I thought watching people being chased around by a freak in a monster truck was kind of appealing, but I knew in my heart that I would be sorry, for I have been burned by the cool box covers many, many times now. I can honestly say, I am pleasantly surprised and I actually enjoyed the movie MUCH more than I ever thought I would.

I have to admit that they borrowed from many other movies of this type, most notably to me was Jeepers Creepers with the creepy vehicle and the freaky monster type. However, that monster truck was so cool. It was freakier than the truck thing used in Jeepers Creepers. Whoever designed that thing can be very proud of himself. I loved how the truck's front end raised up on it's hydraulics when letting off of the gas and dropped down when flooring it. When letting off the gas and quickly flooring it, it gave the impression of a hungry animal trying to bite it's prey, which was especially creepy and cool.

The two main characters, Adam and Harley (Eric Jungmann and Justin Urich), are two guys on opposite ends of the extreme. Harley is an obnoxious, loud mouthed punk and Adam is a meek and timid guy who needs to stand up for himself. Along the way to a wedding they were going to, they meet up with a beautiful hitchhiker named Sara (Aimee Brooks), who joins up with them from that point on.

The special effects were great, with the exception of the obviously rubber corpse. The roadkill scene was hilarious, whether or not it was meant to be. The monster truck was awesome. The Monster Man was creepy enough to make it work, despite the so-so appearance. Brother Fred was probably the creepiest and most likable at the same time (hard to imagine I know). Overall, if you are into the low budget horror movies, then I can recommend this one highly to you. The two main characters get annoying but the violence more than makes up for it. 7/10


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