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Book of Monsters (2018)

Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 19 March 2019 (USA)
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Sophie's 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers... See full summary »

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Stewart Sparke

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Paul Butler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyndsey Craine ... Sophie
Michaela Longden ... Mona
Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton ... Beth (as Lizzie Stanton)
Daniel Thrace ... Gary
Rose Muirhead ... Jess
Anna Dawson Anna Dawson ... Arya
Steph Mossman Steph Mossman ... Pandora / The Shapeshifter / The Jinn
Arron Dennis Arron Dennis ... Carl / The Beast
Julian Alexander Julian Alexander ... Brice
Nicholas Vince ... Jonas
Samantha Mesagno ... Mum
Johnny Vivash ... Mr. Willis
Jessica Fay ... Young Sophie
Julia Munder Julia Munder ... Helga
Dave Jameson Dave Jameson ... Dave / The Abomination
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Sophie's 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell. Written by Epic Pictures

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Turning eighteen is going to be hell.

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Book of Monsters See more »

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$76,000 (estimated)
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Dark Rift Films See more »
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Color

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2:1
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Trivia

The chainsaw prop used by Sophie was non-functional and lacked a start chord. Whenever actor Lyndsey Craine pulls on the chord to start the chainsaw, she is actually miming the action. Sound design and visual effects were used to make it seem like the blade is spinning. See more »

Quotes

Jess: If I was a Monster Hunter I'd have kept a shotgun above the fireplace.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the first set of credits, there is a scene in which Sophie, Mona and Beth are barging into a building, ready to take on the next monster. See more »

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2019s Book of Monsters
1 July 2019 | by ghettodubSee all my reviews

2019s Book of Monsters

Book of Monsters stars Lyndsey Craine as Sophie, Who on her 18th birthday, has a party that goes awry. Is it spoilery if I say there are monsters? Or maybe even a Book of Monsters?

Monsters, fun kills, silly practical effects make this an enjoyable watch.

Ok, here is what I jotted down:

What kind of weirdo keeps an open pocket knife in their back pocket? Has a fun BBC/E4 vibe to it, and I love a lot of Brit tv and movies. Funny kills and monsters. Who doesn't love killer gnomes in a Evil Dead-ish scene? I liked the music. A mix of silly overly-dramatic music and synth. Fun practical effect mixed with the kind of bad CGI that is funny and not just bad. Bad sound design throughout. It has a montage, complete with 80s style Jean Claude Van Damme music. Loved the music in the end credits how it was self aware and funny. The post credit scene teases what could be a fun TV show similar to the cancelled Crazyhead.

All in all, if you're looking for a fun and entertaining watch that you can toss on and not take too seriously: this is a good choice.

Have fun.

6.5/10


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