MONSTER X (2017) Reviews and overview

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‘The monsters will have their day’

Monster X is a 2017 American supernatural horror anthology film written and directed by Jaysen P. Buterin (Don’t Let the Light In; Beneath the Old Dark House), Daniel B. Iske (Dark Web; Fields of the Dead; The Wretched), Patrick Rea (Arbor Demon aka EnclosureThe Invoking 2Nailbiter) and Sean van Leijenhorst (‘Banshee’ segment). It stars Matt Tatroe, Rich Bentz, Leslie Easterbrook and Chris Lazzaro.

Two friends hide in an old theater to escape ravenous hordes of vampires, zombies and werewolves…

High Fliers Films release Monster X on DVD in the UK on 19 February 2018.

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“It’s very low budget so the special effects are mostly practical and basic but not awful at all, they are fun and give the whole thing an 80’s horror movie feel. My favorite shorts were both of Rea’s offerings, the werewolf one because even though the acting was cringey it was quite fun and his vampire movie because it was a little more unexpected than the others and the most original.” Sarah Budd, Horrorscreams Videovault

Monster X is a fun monster flick which gives a twist to some of the classic monsters of the genre. As with most horror anthologies, it has varying degrees of success, but with the movie’s short running times each of the films are direct in their approach, so it moves at a good pace and doesn’t feel drawn out.” Philip Rogers, Nerdly

“The film is admittedly short considering all the things crammed into it although this maybe why Monster X works despite some script issues. It has a fair few gags in it, too. One for horror movie fans to watch for it’s spirit and obvious love of the genre it sometimes pokes fun at, Monster X is a short yet rewarding watch.” James Simpson, Infernal Cinema

Main cast: 

  • Matt Tatroe – Fields of the Dead; The Wretched
  • Rich Bentz – The Stitcher
  • Leslie EasterbrookSugar Skull Girls; Lavalantula; House of the Witchdoctor; The Devil’s Rejects
  • Chris Lazzaro – Jersey Shore Massacre

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