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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.

Director:

Stephen Dunn

Writers:

Stephen Dunn, Don McKellar (story editor)
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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 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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Stephen Dunn's debut feature film. See more »

Quotes

Peter Madly: You can have anything you want in this world, just close your eyes.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Dark Allies
Written by Bruno Coviello and Shannon Funchess
Performed by Light Asylum
Courtesy of Mexican Summer
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Surprisingly effective
11 December 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I had no idea what this was going to be about (well, the title does hint you) and as a result I was felt stunned by how effective I found it to be. Another coming-of-age teen drama, but one that stands out from many other contemporary ones. The screenplay is simple but very well written, and the directing really impressive visually and thematically. This is the first feature-length film of the director and he really shows that he is a talent to look out for. Connor Jessup, who I had previously see from American Crime, is just fantastic here. One of the best leading male performances of the year and I really hope this film gets some traction with critic awards.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2016 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Closet Monster 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

Gross USA:

$42,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,360
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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