With no new word on his long-mooted sequel to 2008’s The Strangers, director Bryan Bertino’s latest, entitled The Monster, now has its US release schedule set.
Originally titled There Are Monsters, the film stars Zoe Kazan (In Your Eyes, Meek’s Cutoff) and Ella Ballentine (The Captive) as a mother and daughter trapped and hunted by a savage monster. The Strangers’ Scott Speedman and Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas also star.
The Monster was picked up for distribution earlier this year by A24 (who also recently put out The Witch, Green Room and Swiss Army Man), who have now laid out some release dates. The film will initially be available exclusively on DirecTV from October 6th, with big screen and On Demand releases to follow on November 11th.
A divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realise they are not alone on these desolate backroads – a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave…
A chilling and tension-filled experience, THE MONSTER pits two ferociously strong women against one of the scariest and most shocking monsters you’ll ever see. It will be a battle no one will forget.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)