I may only have spent a couple of months with Cinematical, but if you've read more than a few of my posts in that time you've probably heard me banging on about the brilliance of Gareth Edwards's Monsters, which I saw at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival in June.

IGN today has your first proper look at the film, courtesy of a brand new teaser trailer, in which I'm quoted banging on about its brilliance yet again. But it can't be understated: Monsters is genuinely one of the most exciting debut feature films I've seen in my career, and it marks the arrival of a talent whose ability to handle epic scale whilst still maintaining an emotional core is sorely lacking from most of his Hollywood competitors.

The film follows a photojournalist and the daughter of his publisher (fantastic performances from Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able) as they must trek through an 'infected zone' in Mexico, in which alien life from a crashed probe has infested, in order to get back to the walled safety of home in the United States. It'll be an oft-repeated story of the shoot that it was shot guerilla-style on location for no more than $400,000, and that Edwards did all the effects on his home computer, but don't let that sort of story put you off - this is a film which packs a $100m punch.

Check out the trailer after the jump.