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First news, photos, posters: “MONSTER,” from best-selling novel

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | News

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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.