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The Monster Project (2017)

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A recovering drug addict takes a job with a documentary crew who plans to interview three subjects who claim to be real life monsters.

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When aspiring horror filmmakers post an online casting call looking for "real life" monsters to interview for their upcoming documentary called, The Monster Project, they find three individuals claiming to be a skin-walker, a vampire, and a demon. Meeting these monsters at a remote mansion in the woods on the night of a total lunar eclipse, the filmmakers invite the three subjects to share their haunting, personal experiences. Working on the crew is a recovering drug addict who suffers withdrawal and paranoia. As a person of faith, he fears his friends underestimate the dark powers they are summoning. When the interviews turn deadly, he must battle the demons, inside and out, to escape the house and defeat the rise of evil incarnate. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Do you believe in MONSTERS?

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At 14:56, when they receive the dvd from Shiori, you can see, when the video fuzzes, the demon that possesses Shiori. See more »

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Oxycontin makes your pupils constrict, not dilate. It is said twice about the opiate addict. See more »

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Fun, Frights, and Delights: A Low-Budget Loveletter to Found Footage Horror
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I had a blast with this one: Mathieu and his crew of veteran indie horror fanatics, all members of the LA-based horror theater group Delusion, bring the immersive chops of that production to the forefront of The Monster Project.

Following a scrappy (albeit conventionally attractive: this is a horror flick, of course) crew of millennials looking for YouTube gold from interviews with honest-to-badness monsters, terror soon ensues in a desperate bid to escape a house literally crawling with hell- spawn. While The Monster Project doesn't push the genre in many bold new directions, it is elevated by a clear passion for creepy spectacle from those both in front of and behind the camera. The found footage mechanic works well here, putting the audience squarely in the middle of the unfolding nightmare. Throw in some exceptional special effects and stunt work, and you're in for one helluva good time. Plus, I have a feeling this movie will make for a fun drinking-game down the road (take a shot every time Jamal calls someone "Bro" if you're into impromptu visits to the ER...). At a breezy 95min, anyone who loves a little found-footage fright should give The Monster Project a try.


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