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The Monster Project (2017)

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A recovering drug addict takes a job with a documentary crew who plans to interview three subjects who claim to be real life monsters.

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Victor Mathieu

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Hemingway ... Bryan
Justin Bruening ... Devon
Murielle Zuker ... Murielle
Jamal Quezaire Jamal Quezaire ... Jamal
Yvonne Zima ... Shayla
Steven Flores Steven Flores ... Steven / Skinwalker
Shiori Ideta ... Shiori
Jim Storm ... Richard (as James Storm)
Susan Stangl Susan Stangl ... Martha
Phillip Sebal ... James Sanders
Pat Scott Pat Scott ... Samuel Ross
Shayne Eastin ... Karen Nathan
Chase Olswang Chase Olswang ... Smiling Man
Zac Cracknell Zac Cracknell ... Andrew
Allie Marie Costa Allie Marie Costa ... Murielle's Friend
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When aspiring horror filmmakers post an online casting call looking for "real life" monsters to interview for their upcoming documentary called, The Monster Project, they find three individuals claiming to be a skin-walker, a vampire, and a demon. Meeting these monsters at a remote mansion in the woods on the night of a total lunar eclipse, the filmmakers invite the three subjects to share their haunting, personal experiences. Working on the crew is a recovering drug addict who suffers withdrawal and paranoia. As a person of faith, he fears his friends underestimate the dark powers they are summoning. When the interviews turn deadly, he must battle the demons, inside and out, to escape the house and defeat the rise of evil incarnate. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Do you believe in MONSTERS? See more »

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USA

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English

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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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At 14:56, when they receive the dvd from Shiori, you can see, when the video fuzzes, the demon that possesses Shiori. See more »

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Oxycontin makes your pupils constrict, not dilate. It is said twice about the opiate addict. See more »

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Shayla: Restraint is not my strength. I can't resist a taste. I consider it a tip...
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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We like to pretend monsters are real
27 November 2017 | by A-ZupremeSee all my reviews

A man hires an odd group of filmmakers to help him with The Monster Project, a documentary where he interviews three people who truly believe that they're monsters in today's society. The production, of course, takes place at a boarded-up house used for satanic rituals back in the 60s. On the night of a lunar eclipse, no less. While everyone who has ever seen a horror movie would see something seriously wrong with this scenario, this group thinks they're just making a film and press on to get their interviews. That is until all Hell breaks loose and they're fighting for survival. Oops.

Has it been done before? Yes, but we all come back again and again for more scares so I can't knock the story for being a bit cliché. The effects were really good and easily the best part of this movie. The acting was serviceable, with the exception of one cast member (not saying who) who overacted a bit. I will say that I was most impressed with Toby Hemingway and Yvonne Zima, and I found the interaction between their characters strangely compelling and effective. Even the 'found-footage' device was handled fairly well.

The horror genre in general is a tough one to rate. On one hand, some movies are so well done and scary that it's hard not to rate them high. On the other, some are just entertaining and fun. The Monster Project falls a bit more into the latter camp in that it's a well-made movie that gets a lot right, but unfortunately it just doesn't have that scare factor I was hoping for. It doesn't appear to sell itself as a comedy, so I suspect that they were going for a truly scary experience but I just wasn't feeling it for some reason. I can't hate on it though. I can tell a lot of heart and passion went into this, and I want to thank the crew for making a good movie.

6 out of 10.


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