The Monster [Blu-ray] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (102 out of 115)

Special Features


  • "Eyes in the Darkness" Featurette

Synopsis


The Monster
A divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her daughter (Ella Ballentine) get in a car accident while traveling late at night to visit the girl's father. Stranded on a road deep in the forest, the pair call for help, but soon find themselves hunted by a mysterious entity in this horror thriller from writer/director Bryan Bertino (The Strangers). ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Zoe Kazan
    Zoe Kazan - Kathy
  • Ella Ballentine
    Ella Ballentine - Lizzy
  • Scott Speedman
    Scott Speedman - Roy
  • Aaron Douglas
    Aaron Douglas - Jesse
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    Chris Webb - Monster



Customer rating

4.0
89%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but not the best monster movie

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    BWGl
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    One of the too many films that begin with a dysfunctional family and ends with the dysfunction solved by the common encounter with the monster. Oh, that it was that easy to fix relational problems. Not that facing the monster is easy, but, when the dust has settled the problem will usually come back. Of course they never show any of that because the movie is over. The movie, itself, was scary enough, but the plot predictable and common. We must have run out of good ideas for monsters. Many of them look like near copies of previous ones. Still, it was fun to watch and wonder when the monster would strike next and what the body count would wind up being. I like the non-human monster movies much better than the human monster ones. If I want to see human monsters all I have to do is turn on the local news. Having a non-human monster made this movie rate higher for me. Acting wasn't bad and suspense level keeps you watching. I'd recommend it for seeing when you just want to see a good monster movie. Not the best, but good enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very depressing horror movie

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    Tranceboi1
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    “Dogs don’t got teeth like this.” Lizzy (Ballentine) and her mother Kathy (Kazan) have a strained relationship. After a day of screaming and fighting they are finally on the way back to Lizzy’s father’s. What starts off as a quiet tension filled drive changes when they accidentally hit a wolf. Things get deadly when they realize they aren’t alone, but neither knows what they are dealing with. This is a strange movie. On one hand it’s a little like Cujo with a mother and child stuck in a car trying to survive. On the other hand, it’s one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen. The drama and acting gets you invested in the characters and when they get attacked it means something beyond a cookie cutter monster movie. This is a movie where I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I didn’t expect this. The movie is a decent watch and worth your time. Overall, the most depressing horror movie I have ever seen. I wasn’t sure whether to be scared or cry. I give this a B-.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    We could've made this movie with our phones

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    Thewealthyman777
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    This movie was stupid!! I watched the trailer and said," man that looks like its gonna be gooood"! Li did I know it was goooood with the poor acting and man in a monster suit !! It was like the monster movies from the fifties revised edition with jus hi tech equipment to film it Idk I had to have been tired when I initially watched the trailer and I know I was super tired when I purchased it Smh I did jump once from a flying man arm but that was it! I was trying to figure out how sooo many bad movies are being produced nowadays and how I could get in on the scam and make money to pay off my student loans. Save ur money and if you'd like you can contribute the cost of this money to my college debt

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent practical effects monster flick!

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    Bryan
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    If CGI spectacles and insipid spook shows have been leaving you cold lately, give The Monster a look. It's a tightly crafted tale of a dysfunctional mother/daughter duo trapped in the woods with...well, we never find out what, or why, the creature is, but that doesn't matter. It's all about how the characters deal with their harrowing night under siege from it and the effect it has on their damaged relationship. Great performances and a killer old fashioned man-in-a-suit monster make this a highly entertaining watch. I just wish there had been more in the way of extras on the disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best horror films of the year

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    Waters
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    While I am a horror fan, I tend to go into most horror films with little to no expectations (keeps me from being too disappointed when I watch a lame one). I am one of the few people that i know that really like the director's two previous films (the strangers and mockingbird), but to me his simplicity adds to the scares of his films. The mom and daughter in this film did an excellent job and the monster effects were really well done, once you see the monster. Highly recommend for horror fans looking for a good monster movie)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This monster film is heart breaking!!

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    saute59
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    I first heard of this little gem, by accident, and I went to view it at a $2.00 theatre. All I can say is that I was blown away at the story line, and the pure suspense of the film. The premise is simple. Mother and daughter leave their home to bring said child to her fathers to live. Vehicle breaks down, then all havoc breaks loose. There is no CGI in this movie, the monster is in makeup, and it is frightening. If you want a good scare, with heart, pick this gem up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best horror movies of 2016

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    yzf7steve

    This movie was a gamble for me. I wasn't expecting much but the weight of the drama between the mother and daughter combined with the intensity of the monster made this movie a must have for my horror collection. Seeing the Bluray cover I am extremely upset they chose to put the monster on the cover. That was what added to the suspense for me was I had no idea what this thing was or what it looked liked. Spoiled by the Bluray cover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Too Bad!

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    Slaine
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    I saw this while browsing the shelves at my local Best Buy and being as I have found some other horror gems that I had never heard of like this, I once again took a chance on this and was not disappointed! It is a pretty suspenseful creature feature! Not exactly sure what the creature is supposed to be but it was pretty cool just the same and the acting in the movie wasn't bad either.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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