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Online pranksters wind up “MAKING MONSTERS”; trailer & poster

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Uncategorized

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

It’s the latest horror film to reveal the perils of misusing social media.

Samuel Goldwyn Films will release MAKING MONSTERS to VOD and digital platforms March 26. Rob Brunner and Justin Harding directed from a script by Harding, and the cast is headed by Alana Elmer, Tim Loden, Jonathan Craig, Jarrett Siddall and King Chiu. The synopsis: “Christian Brand [Loden] has a successful YouTube channel with over 10 million subscribers. His wife, Alison [Elmer], is the unwilling star of their prank videos. The stars run into an old friend, Jesse [Siddall], who invites them up to his place for a weekend. When they arrive, they discover Jesse is not there but his partner David [Craig] is. The YouTube stars have a quiet dinner with David that turns into a night of partying and strange occurrences. The couple awakens to find that their phones are gone and their host is nowhere to be found…”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).