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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

Writer:

Bryan Bertino
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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 »

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Trivia

A paved stretch of road with working streetlamps was built in the woods by the production crew for use in the film. See more »

Goofs

The female paramedic is out in the pouring rain for several minutes but when she gets back into the ambulance she's barely wet. 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 »

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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The Monster
4 January 2021 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

A mother drives her daughter to see her father but breaks down in the middle of nowhere after hitting something. They are stalked by a vicious creature.

Whilst this is an unremarkable tale of a monster in the woods, it is told effectively with the monster kept largely hidden resulting in considerable tension and pleasingly few jump scares. Both leads give believable performances both in terms of their rising terror and in flashbacks showing their growing family conflict. So overall well made and worth catching, but nothing new.


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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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