• The Monster (2016)

The Monster

Release Date: November 11th, 2016

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2017

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

A divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road trip to see the girl's father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone -- a terrifying evil is lurking in the woods, intent on never letting them leave.

Cast: Zoe Kazan, Scott Speedman, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas, Christine Ebadi, Marc Hickox, Chris Webb

Director: Bryan Bertino

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Atlas Independent

Keywords: Daughter , Police station , Sacrifice , Dark , Mother , 2010s , Pursuit , Father , Survival , Intense , Police officer , Escape , House , Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com

    The reason that The Monster works is because of how much Kazan’s performance captures the truth of the moment in which Kathy struggles. show more

  • 75
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    The film has an eerily WTF arbitrariness that should be the domain of more films in the genre. show more

  • 80
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Deliberately skirting the Halloween horror corridor, Brian Bertino’s tautly composed monster movie serves as a brutally effective metaphor for the turmoil of adolescence, with all of its rebelliousness and confusion. show more

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