Last Friday, IGN premiered the exclusive first trailer (above) for director Gareth Edwards’ extraterrestrial thriller/drama Monsters. We here at Gamma Squad were a little too busy at the local tequila bar to post it and that is why I’m brining it to you now. Shot on an astonishing $400,000 budget, FirstShowing.net can’t shut up about how much they want to rub wieners with it, after watching it screen at Cannes. All for good reason, I suspect.
Oh won’t you woo us, official website:
Six years ago previously, a NASA probe returning to earth with samples of an alien life form, crashed over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”… The story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. [Monstersfilm]
I can think of much scarier scenarios going down in Mexico than just extraterrestrials, but nevertheless this movie has me intrigued. The trailer smells slightly reminiscent of District 9, but still it all seems approached from a relatively original angle. Below I’ve posted a bit more information regarding Monsters story, but be aware that it’s a bit of a spoiler depending on how much you’ve already invested at this point. Then again, you know, we could just hang around this thread all day…just gazing at each other.
Sorta’ kinda’ spoiler news:
…make sure you know going in that this is actually a more intimate film about the relationship between these two people. It’s not an epic sci-fi flick, there’s not many fights with the aliens in it, but it’s still a brilliant, fantastic film that I hope a lot of people go see later this year [source]
So there you have it: a creature feature without necessarily focusing on the creatures. Works for me. Scheduled for a limited release on October 29th, keep your eyes peeled for Monsters this Halloween. Also, be sure and keep your eyes peeled for me, standing under the marquee of wherever this will be playing, humping the air and pointing at my crotch with a look of approval across my face.
Special thanks to Cinematical for the tip.