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Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director:

Gareth Edwards

Writer:

Gareth Edwards
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scoot McNairy ... Andrew Kaulder
Whitney Able ... Sam Wynden
Mario Zuniga Benavides Mario Zuniga Benavides ... Ticket Seller
Annalee Jefferies ... Homeless Woman
Justin Hall Justin Hall ... Marine
Ricky Catter ... Marine
Paul Archer ... Marine
Kerry Valderrama ... Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford Jonathan Winnford ... Marine
Stan Wong ... Marine
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Marine
Mario Richardson Mario Richardson ... Marine
Jorge Quirs Jorge Quirs ... Marine
Erick Arce Erick Arce ... Marine
Emigo Munkel Emigo Munkel ... Marine
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Storyline

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over North America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"...... Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Written by Annon

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Taglines:

Beware See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Čudovišta See more »

Filming Locations:

Yaxha, Maya ruins, Guatemala See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£348,577 (United Kingdom), 5 December 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,508, 31 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$237,301, 26 December 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Practically every single sign, graffitti text and TV caption are nonsensical Spanish. See more »

Goofs

After the creature moves away from the gas station the TV screen is visible through the window despite the girl unplugs it seconds before. See more »

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Title Card: Six years ago... NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A space probe was launched to collect samples but broke up during re-entry over Mexico. Soon after new life forms began to appear and half of the was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today... The Mexican & US military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'...
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Featured in Behind the Scenes of 'Monsters' (2011) See more »

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Arriba Tequilla
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham, Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth) and Lloyd Perrin (trumpet)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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Satisfying movie, if you get what sci fi really is
31 October 2010 | by BillKSee all my reviews

I first heard about this movie in a radio interview, so I was aware that it was very low budget. But lately "sci fi" movies have been all about escalating action to the point of absurdity. Classic sci fi is about people reacting to new/mysterious/dangerous situations. This movie has that, with interesting protagonists. It has echos of Sin Nobre and El Norte, and yes, the context of "alien substitution" echoes District 9. But it's not a re-make, and it's consistently entertaining, with a straight-ahead narrative. There are only a few moments where a shock reaction is telegraphed. A big studio would have made this story into an effects extravaganza. But in my opinion it's more effective showing limited interaction with the aliens.

If you can handle real sci fi -- movies without the excesses of Transformers or 2012 -- this sci fi will satisfy.


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