HOW TO KILL MONSTERS (2023) Splatter horror comedy from Book of Monsters team

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How to Kill Monsters is a 2023 British comedy horror film about the sole survivor of a massacre who must team up with cops and criminals to defend a police station from an invasion by Lovecraftian creatures.

Directed and co-produced by Stewart Sparke (Book of Monsters; The Creature Below) from a screenplay co-written with co-producer Paul Butler. Also produced by Paul Cal O’Connell. The movie is being partially funded via a Kickstarter campaign.

The Dark Rift Horror/RO Pictures co-production stars Lyndsey Craine (Eating Miss Campbell; Zomblogalypse; Book of Monsters), Arron Dennis (Zomblogalypse; Book of Monsters), Fenfen Huang (Now You See Me 2; Operation Red Sea), Daniel Thrace (The Creature Below; Blood Myth) and Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser; Nightbreed).

Blurb:
“Inspired by genre classics like Evil Dead 2, Gremlins and Hellraiser; How to Kill Monsters is a feature-length movie made for fans of 80s horror. With a dash of British humour in the vein of Hot Fuzz and the self-aware twists and turns of Scream, our goal is to deliver horror fans a blood-soaked popcorn horror movie that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

With a menagerie of monsters realised entirely with practical effects and buckets of fake blood and guts thrown in for good measure, the movie will pay tribute to the classics we grew up watching on VHS, whilst delivering an original story filled with rich characters that you’ll love watching die in horrible ways!”

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Plot synopsis:
Jamie Lancaster (Lyndsey Craine) is the sole survivor of a blood-drenched massacre at a remote cabin in the woods. Claiming that her friends were torn apart and eaten by a horrific monster, she is arrested by the local cops and locked up for a crime she didn’t commit.

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We soon discover that Jamie’s claims of innocence were all too real when the entire police station is ripped from our reality and thrown into a nightmarish dimension of Lovecraftian creatures hungry for human flesh. To survive the night, Jamie must team up with a bunch of rookie cops and lawbreakers to hack and slash their way through an army of monsters and find a way to get back home before it is too late…

Kickstarter trailer:

Related:

Director Stewart Sparke Talks How To Kill Monsters – exclusive interview

BOOK OF MONSTERS (2018) Reviews of British comedy horror movie

THE CREATURE BELOW (2016) Reviews and free to watch online

H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos – article

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