‘It’s alive inside’
House Monster is a 2020 American horror film about a struggling actress who self-quarantines at home to weather a global pandemic. Something joins her… Also known as Housemonster
Written and directed by David Axe (Shed; The Theta Girl).
The Defiant Productions-Cyfuno Ventures co-production stars Jennifer Hill (Bad Girls), Mike Amason (Bad Girls; Shed; The Theta Girl), Aaron Blomberg, Josh Kern, Cleveland Langdale, Bradley J. Petit and Morgan Shaley Renew (Bad Girls).
A struggling actress named Jen (Jennifer Hill) self-quarantines at home to weather a global pandemic. Something joins her. Whatever it is, it’s hungry. And as the days wear on, it gets bolder and more talkative. Jen must confront the monster in her house. But first, she must confront the monster inside herself…
” …not just another filmed Zoom-meeting, but has a very cinematic feel to it, replete with proper editing, different camera angles, a musical score, and even moments of introspection (filmed on an actual stage). And the result is a quite quirky little film that playfully blends comedy and horror with character study and a clever and insightful script paired with a spirited performance by Jennifer Hill…” Search My Trash
” …making a movie largely by video conference has been done to death in record time. It’s become Found Footage 2.0, and mixing in found footage staples like webcam and security camera footage really doesn’t help […] On the plus side, Hill does give a solid performance in what is, for the most part, a one-woman show.” Voices from the Balcony
House Monster will be released on digital and DVD on September 7, 2021, by Wild Eye Releasing.
Shot as Housemonster
With the exception of a few scenes, the film was shot during the pandemic without any crew. The cast shot their own scenes using smartphones and webcams and recorded their own audio. David Axe directed remotely.