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The Monster (2016)

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A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

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Kathy
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Lizzy
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Jesse
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Leslie Williams
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John Brooks
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Roy
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Meeko ...
Wolf

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Kathy is the alcoholic and smoking addicted mother of the young, but mature teenager Lizzy. They live together since Kathy's husband Roy left her, and she neglects her daughter. Kathy is supposed to drive Lizzy to her father's home in the morning, but she sleeps until late afternoon and they have to travel during a rainy night. While driving through a lonely road through the woods, Kathy hits a wolf that breaks her car, leaving them stranded on the empty road. They call 911 and while waiting for the tow truck and an ambulance, the wolf disappears from the road. When the tow truck arrives, the mechanic Jesse tells that he needs to fix the axle and an oil leakage to tow her car. While repairing the vehicle, a monster attacks him but neither Kathy nor Lizzy note. When they seek Jesse out, they realize that they are not alone in the spot. Further, Kathy learns that monsters do exist. Will they be rescued on time? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stay in the light.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for language and some violence/terror | See all certifications »

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6 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Στα νύχια του φόβου  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Elisabeth Moss was originally cast as Kathy. See more »

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As the monster is being burned,the actor in the suit's hand is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

Lizzy: My mom tells me there's no such thing as monsters. But she is wrong. They are out there, waiting for you... watching. They are in the dark... Sometimes where you see them... Sometimes where you don't. I know that now.
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During the soft piano parts of the end credits, you can hear Lizzy and her mother screaming at each other (muffled, as if heard through a wall). See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
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Performed by Alexa Melo
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I enjoyed the movie and the acting is top notch
12 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recommend it. The whole monster aspect and horror sequences are a little generic - nothing ground breaking- but you get invested in the two leads and the acting is top notch IMO. I cared about their characters which made the movie work. It has some decent jump scares and a nice dark setting. I thought it was well written and works as more than just a horror film. It is a limited theatrical release with a fairly small budget and does a great job creating atmosphere. I know some were disappointed in the moving looking at other reviews but I think maybe they were expecting a more traditional horror movie. I myself found it to be quite tense, if anything from an emotional aspect.


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