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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.

Director:

Bryan Bertino

Writer:

Bryan Bertino
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stay in the light.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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: Thank you mister
Jesse: Call me Jesse
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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 »

Connections

Features Pantry Panic (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

If You're Happy and You Know It
Traditional
Performed by Alexa Melo
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Drama, Horror and Plenty of emotions.
29 January 2017 | by SamirsbureauSee all my reviews

The Monster (2016) from the same director of The Strangers (2008), my expectations to this film were limited, didn't know what to expect but a scary movie about a monster, fortunately the movie serves way more than this.

The movie discusses the relationship between mothers and daughters in a very beautiful way and how strong that bond is even at the worst times, then it uses the horror factor as a metaphor to show the real bond between them, and whatever problems happen between them just fade away when they're about to lose each other, So I thought this was smart and very nicely done.

The acting in this film is probably one of the best I have recently seen, I was very attached to the characters and actually cared for them, as for the horror there are some effective jump scares and the mood is very dark the whole movie, also the atmosphere of this film sucks you even though when there isn't a lot going on-screen.

In a nutshell, the monster is definitely a great underrated Drama/Horror film that deserves to be watched at least once.


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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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