Friday, February 3, 2017

The Monster (2016)

Director: Bryan Bertino. Cast: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine. 91 min. Rated R. Horror/Thriller.

The spirit of indie film-making. On a shoestring budget working as a metaphor for the beast called 'alcoholism', you have two unknown but brilliant actresses, a rainy road in the middle of the forest. smart lighting, and a cheap-looking monster which (in Jaws fashion) you see for the first time two-thirds into the movie, and ... there you go: you're hooked for one and a half hours. You need zero digital effects to make an entertaining movie. The Monster is proof of that.

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