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Closet Monster (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 27 May 2016 (Taiwan)
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A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

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Stephen Dunn

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Stephen Dunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Abrams ... Peter Madly
Jack Fulton ... Oscar Madly (9)
Joanne Kelly ... Brin Madly
Isabella Rossellini ... Buffy (voice)
Jinji Dawson Jinji Dawson ... Anna
Meghan Cullen Meghan Cullen ... Kathryn
Bradley Nippard Bradley Nippard ... Teenage Boy (as Brad Nippard)
Megan Kennedy Megan Kennedy ... News Reporter
Connor Jessup ... Oscar Madly (18)
Sofia Banzhaf ... Gemma
Sean Panting Sean Panting ... Constable Bennett
Megan Rose Jones Megan Rose Jones ... Ms. Mercer
Tim Myles Tim Myles ... Student (as Timothy Myles)
Mary Walsh ... Allison
Igor Pugdog ... Allison's Dog
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Storyline

8-years-old Oscar Madly became traumatized. Around the same time that his mother left their family (with Oscar firmly taking his dad's side), Oscar witnessed a gay hate crime at school that left the victim bloodied and permanently paralyzed. Ten years pass. Oscar, befriended by his talking hamster Buffy, wants to get into a special effects make-up school (using his friend Gemma as a model), and has come to realize his spiteful father's anti-social, immature short-comings. When Oscar meets co-worker Wilder at the hardware store, sexual feelings begin to stir but accompanied by severe stomach pains (the memory of the hate crime). A farewell costume party for Wilder brings Oscar's issues to a head, expressed sometimes in surreal terms. Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2016 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Čudovište iz ormara See more »

Filming Locations:

St John's, Newfoundland, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,118, 25 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,866, 2 December 2016
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dunn's debut feature film. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Madly (18): Is that a garbage chute?
Gemma: Oh, no, it's a bedroom.
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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Reconcile
Written by Kaitlin Stelmanis, Dorian Wolf Thornton, Maya Postepski, and Sarah Lightman
Performed by Austra
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Just a note..
26 September 2016 | by charlottetavenorSee all my reviews

Not a review, just wanted to point out that the person who gave a one- star review based on the lack of french-Canadian accents in this film..

... this is not a french-Canadian film. This is a film made by a Newfoundlander, set in Newfoundland, written in Toronto, and only has one character in the entire movie who is supposed to be french- Canadian. Giving one star based on your interpretation of an accent, when that's not even the accent most actors are portraying is really, really lame.

Personally, I truly enjoyed this film and it's twisted, dream-like format. The plot was semi autobiographical, and you can see the care and passion that everyone involved in the project put into it. Plus, who doesn't like a talking hamster?


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