By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The MONSTER is human in a new film by British author-turned-filmmaker Matt Shaw, based on his novel of the same title that has hit number one on Amazon.com’s Horror Charts. We’ve got the info, pics and a pair of posters.
MONSTER, a mix of horror and black comedy from Black Mandala Films, stars Tracy Shaw, Rod Glenn, Danielle Harold and Laura Ellen Wilson. The synopsis: “Emily is tired of her life. In a dead-end job that she hates with an employer who takes advantage of her, she dreams of a life away from the daily grind. Her life will take an unexpected turn, however, when she is snatched from work and bundled into a van. She awakes later in the isolated Remington home, a place of death and violence where depravity and horror are the norm. Led by the fearsome Richard, the undisputed head of the household, Emily discovers that the Remingtons are organizing a very special birthday party and she is the guest of honor.
“When the birthday boy—the Remingtons’ 7-foot-tall hulk of a son—appears, Emily realizes she is more than just a guest and their intentions for her are much more sinister. A tale of harrowing violence and tragedy, MONSTER reaches new depths of horror and cruelty as Emily fights for her life against a family who know nothing of remorse or compassion. As the story unfolds, we discover that some men are born monsters, and others are made as a product of their upbringing.”