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The Monster (2016)

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A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

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Bryan Bertino

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Bryan Bertino
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Cast overview:
Zoe Kazan ... Kathy
Ella Ballentine ... Lizzy
Aaron Douglas ... Jesse
Christine Ebadi ... Leslie Williams
Marc Hickox ... John Brooks
Scott Speedman ... Roy
Chris Webb ... Monster
Meeko Meeko ... Wolf
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Storyline

Kathy is the alcoholic and smoking addicted mother of the young, but mature teenager Lizzy. They live together since Kathy's husband Roy left her, and she neglects her daughter. Kathy is supposed to drive Lizzy to her father's home in the morning, but she sleeps until late afternoon and they have to travel during a rainy night. While driving through a lonely road through the woods, Kathy hits a wolf that breaks her car, leaving them stranded on the empty road. They call 911 and while waiting for the tow truck and an ambulance, the wolf disappears from the road. When the tow truck arrives, the mechanic Jesse tells that he needs to fix the axle and an oil leakage to tow her car. While repairing the vehicle, a monster attacks him but neither Kathy nor Lizzy note. When they seek Jesse out, they realize that they are not alone in the spot. Further, Kathy learns that monsters do exist. Will they be rescued on time? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Stay in the light.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence/terror | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Previously titled There Are Monsters. See more »

Goofs

The ambulance is being driven in the rain and wind without a front window, yet there is no rain or wind coming in at all. Neither is the long hair of the driver moving due to the wind. See more »

Quotes

Lizzy: My mom tells me there's no such thing as monsters. But she is wrong. They are out there, waiting for you... watching. They are in the dark... Sometimes where you see them... Sometimes where you don't. I know that now.
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Crazy Credits

During the soft piano parts of the end credits, you can hear Lizzy and her mother screaming at each other (muffled, as if heard through a wall). See more »

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Ring Around The Rosie
Traditional
Performed by Alexa Melo
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Very tense, pretty enjoyable.
28 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Monster does exactly what the title suggests, delivers you just that, a Monster, we know nothing about it, just that it loves to kill, doesn't like lights, and is a cousin of Venom.

I'd you're expecting a story, forget it, as there isn't one, apart from the dynamic between daughter and useless mother, who obviously comes good in the end.

It has plenty of atmosphere, lots of tension, and some moments I really rather enjoyed, what it lacked was any real depth, who cares, it was just a good old fashioned monster story. I'd recommend, 6/10.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,624, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$12,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,700
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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