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‘The Strangers’ Director’s ‘There Are Monsters’ Dated Under New Title, ‘The Monster’

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A24 has dated The Monster for a DirecTV premiere on October 6 with plans for a theatrical run in November.

Originally titled There Are Monsters, the film was directed by Bryan Bertino, who was the writer, producer, and director of The Strangers, as well as the criminally underrated Mockingbird.

Starring Scott Speedman (Underworld), Aaron Douglas (“Battlestar Galactica”), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), and Zoe Kazan (In Your Eyes, Fracture), The Monster focuses on a mother and daughter who are trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature.

A24 has been kicking ass having been behind The Witch, Green Room, Swiss Army Man and the forthcoming The Blackcoat’s Daughter.

“From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness.

Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl.

Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…”



  • The Drucifer

    More like criminally released ‘mockingbird’. That director has a strange obsession with a French film called ‘Ils’. He copied it’s style for ‘The Strangers’ and its twist for ‘mockingbird’ maybe now he can finally move on.

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  • Matt Graupman

    “The Strangers” is a classic and “Mockingbird” was an absolute turd, so Bertino is hitting .500. I’m willing to give this one a chance, though, based on the involvement of A24; they’re on a roll in a big way.

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