Director: Victor Mathieu
Writer/s: Corbin Billings, Shariya Lynn, Victor Mathieu
Starring: Toby Hemingway, Justin Bruening, Murielle Zuker, Jamal Quezaire, Yvonne Zima, Steven Fiores, Shiori Ideta, and more.
Requested Review from Connor Thomas!
Back again with a requested review since ya know, Covid quarantine mode has us not seeing any brand new movies released in theaters. Here I bring you a review on a horror flick called “The Monster Project” of which I had never heard of in any fashion besides it being requested by my bud Connor.
I admit, even the trailer seemed pretty shoddy looking and my expectations are not exactly high but hey, let us take a look!
“A recovering drug addict takes a job with a documentary crew who plans to interview three subjects who claim to be real life monsters.”
As you can tell from the trailers, if you watched them, this film is not exactly top studio quality. However, it straddles the line of B rated and Hollywood. Unless B-rated horror is not your fancy, “The Monster Project” is, shockingly, an incredibly fun horror flick. Actually, after my viewing was over, I acknowledged how this was probably some of the most fun I have had with a horror movie in a long time. Now, I do not mean that in regards to higher quality horror like a Conjuring flick or any reputable release in the last couple of years. I mean this by way of the horror elements and shock value moments were enjoyable and entertaining to watch as they terrorize the group of characters. If you choose to catch it, expect the monsters to play with their food and just straight up terrorize and ruin the characters. Extra kudos to Shiori Ideta who plays….Shiori (They really did not get creative with character names for some reason but anyway). Her character is so much fun and absolutely torments the main group.
While on the topic of characters, that is definitely one of the weaker points of the film. But I mean, it is a worthy department to lack in for the sake of the monsters having their way with the characters. Now back to them; these characters are really one-dimensional. Early in the film, it tries to provide us with material to care and learn about everyone but my God, it fails. It was all so slow on delivery and I just could not get behind these guys. Especially knowing this is a low quality horror flick and that most of these movies will slay out its characters. On top of that, some supporting characters are garbage and completely useless besides to carry on the story. Like I said prior, “The Monster Project” throws it in gear once the monsters come out to play. Do not look for fun horror characters to get behind.
For an unknown low budget film, this is absolutely worth a time killer watch. It starts out slow but at about the 40 minute mark, that is when the monsters come out to play, quite literally. If you can manage to catch “The Monster Project” on any subscription service in the future and enjoy a mindless monster terrorizing horror movie, this is your ticket. An absolutely underrated hidden gem of a B-rated horror flick!
- The story is practically pointless on the “why” the characters are doing what they are doing. But the secondary story is what really matters.
- Jump scares are hella weak until that 40 minute mark.
- Jamal is literally the smartest one of the group. Love that dude.
- Repeating my note about Shiori being the absolute best of the monsters. She is a terror machine.
- A segment of this movie gets real Dead by Daylight real quick and I love it, hahaha.
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