Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Gareth Edwards' Monsters

July 23, 2010
Source: IGN

Monsters Trailer

Magnolia has debuted the first teaser trailer (on IGN) for Gareth Edwards' Monsters, the super low-budget sci-fi alien indie film that we fell in love with at Cannes. This is the first footage from this buzzed about indie film that you've all been waiting to see, but make sure you know going in that this is actually a more intimate film about the relationship between these two people. It's not an epic sci-fi flick, there's not many fights with the aliens in it, but it's still a brilliant, fantastic film that I hope a lot of people go see later this year (starting October 29th!), as I think filmmaker Gareth Edwards accomplished some amazing things. Watch below!

Watch the first teaser trailer for Gareth Edwards' Monsters:

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Monsters is written, produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, a big up-and-coming filmmaker who shot this on a shoestring budget in Mexico and did all of the visual effects on his own computer. The movie stars Scoot McNairy, who I've actually seen in commercials recently, and Whitney Able. Here's the basic concept: "Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border." It's a totally amazing film that I loved and will be pushing as much as I can through October. Visit the official website:

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Badass cant wait!!!!!!!!!!

pulp fiction212 on Jul 23, 2010


looks good 🙂

DaftPUNKFAN on Jul 23, 2010


in a way it reminds me of district 9 but still im gonna see it

pulp fiction212 on Jul 23, 2010


Definitely a D-9 vibe, but in this case first contact and social commentary. If anything it's like an Godzilla flick except a thriller. Looks worth watching.

Brandon on Jul 23, 2010


Ohhhhh this looks really intense can't wait I just hope we get to see the aliens.

Duck on Jul 23, 2010


@3&4 I see where you siad it looks like D-9 but the trailer reminds me more of Cloverfield

Hmmm on Jul 23, 2010


Yeah I'm feeling Cloverfield meets War of the Worlds kinda vibe.

Ken on Jul 23, 2010


Looks Great! Can not wait for it... Low-budget = more thought and Love put into the film(:

FilmsterSalty on Jul 23, 2010


Sweeeet, Im gettin the feeling that they keep the mystery of the alien instead of showcasing cgi the whole film. Instead having an actual plot and good characters amongst the awesome.

Cody w on Jul 23, 2010


you guys keep saying District 9/Cloverfield, but I get more of a 28 Days Later-but-with-aliens kinda vibe. Which isn't a bad thing.

Skab on Jul 23, 2010


That is the best damn trailer I have seen in a very long time.

Ed on Jul 23, 2010


@6 indeed! very Cloverfield esque

Nick S. on Jul 23, 2010


The film is called Monsters and all I saw were a few tentacles. I WANT TO SEE MONSTSERS!!! ...but it was a good tease to make me see it so I guess mission accomplished.

peloquin on Jul 23, 2010


Yeah, at first glance reminds me of The Mist? anyone else?

Lazyvern on Jul 23, 2010


WTF em I seeing another trailer? Looks meh. I'll watch it though cause I love alien/sci fi movies.

ZzFDKzZ on Jul 23, 2010


I'm pretty drunk, but that looked not bad. Bit disjointed in parts for me, but will have a watch when it comes along. Lets hope it's not like Cloverfield, that was shantos.

Crapola on Jul 23, 2010


And this was shot for only...$15,000 Dollars? DAMN!!!!!!!! ANYONE CAN MAKE A MOVIE IF THEY HAVE A CAMERA!!!!!!

Sam on Jul 23, 2010


really good trailer!!

jeffrey Lamar on Jul 23, 2010


It looked gritty. I would sit through it.

Eli on Jul 23, 2010


kinda has a District 9/The Mist vibe to it

sedna on Jul 23, 2010


I like this a lot. I also agree with some of you that say it looks Cloverfield-ish. Cloverfield 2 perhaps?

John Doe on Jul 23, 2010


Excellent trailer no spoils at all...

JimD on Jul 23, 2010


Oh Yes!!!

Ambient on Jul 24, 2010


Despite the intreresting premise "District 9" turned out to be (at least for me) a derivative fan-boy service, a hypocritical military style shoot'em up masquerading as a social commentary. "Monsters" is shaping up to be its polar opposite. Very promising. Definitely something to look forward to.

Marty on Jul 24, 2010


Looks very promising.. When does it premiere ?

Thomas on Jul 24, 2010


if i come on a thread (from this site) and see one more post of "it looks like cloverfield/district9) i'm going to scream. LET THOSE MOVIES GO. if that's all you have to post - don't do it. that same line has been posted 100s of times for different movies - and i get it........if it's sci-fi, many people are going to say that. it doesn't need to be said anymore. and for the record - when i watched this - i didn't think of D9 or cloverfield at all.......just because a movie is in the same genre, DOES NOT (automatically) make it like another movie in that genre. on the movie: i was very impressed with the background enviroments. for a low-budget movie, it has very nice look to it. the scenery made it come to life. i can't wait to see it.

beavis on Jul 24, 2010


Why are ppl saying it looks and feels like District 9? It looks nothing like D-9. It's a completely different story. D-9 probably had three times the budget this guy had. For crying out loud, this guy made half the movie on his own frickin' computer. Blomkamp had WETA/Peter Jackson behind him. And it was about refugee aliens in South Frica. This is about an alien invasion in Mexico. Apart from aliens - how is that like D-9.

BaleHail on Jul 24, 2010


I like it, it seems, intimate and scary.

LINKFX on Jul 24, 2010


So its agreed then; this looks like District 9 AND Cloverfield, a very good vibe.

lamar on Jul 24, 2010


Ooh I'm in. I like the feel of it, did anyone else see the tentacles!? HA! I'm totally wanting to see more of this!

Xerxex on Jul 24, 2010


yea X, i saw those tentacles - but i was more impressed with the scenery(i.e. - destruction) i was surprised at the quality of the look of the trailer considering the budget - and even in the trailer i could really feel the tension of the situation........and yea - the tentacles kicked butt. hey, you as psyched as i am for "skyline" and "super" trailers?......what a week this has been - a lot of quality new movies being talked about (or trailers shown)!

beavis on Jul 24, 2010


D9 had it's own vibe to it...I think this looks totally fresh and can stand on it's own...def gonna see this in the theaters, wide or limited release....

winston on Jul 24, 2010


kind of reminds me of the road in a weird sort of way

james on Jul 24, 2010


thanks #29.........i'm now screaming.

beavis on Jul 24, 2010


Beavis there is way too much to comprehend at this point, I'm like Jo Jo the idiot circus boy with a new pet! Seriously though I'm very impressed so far.

Xerxex on Jul 24, 2010


You people are morons. And /Film don't carry on with all this fanboy crap. This looks NOTHING like D-9 or Cloverfield. Stop being idiots.

BaleHail on Jul 24, 2010


i concur 1000%, xerxex..........thanks for the response.

beavis on Jul 24, 2010


Welcome beavis. I gotta say my Tommy Boy quote worked so well.

Xerxex on Jul 24, 2010


i have seen monsters at cannes, not at all D9 or cloverfield it is a very well made and superb story. effects are excellent and with regard to the monsters think jaws( not a rubbish rubber shark, but the less is more theory). i think, and i am not alone, that this guy, Gareth edwards< is gonna by massive. his talent to direct, write, shoot and do all the effects is something else. go and see it you wont be dissapointed

jeff on Jul 25, 2010


OK THAT WAS BRILLIANT! I have to say it delivers and to think he did all the fx work too in such a short time... unbelievable. I can see a lot of early spielberg in this trailer. Nice work 🙂

dom on Jul 25, 2010


jeff at #39 - i don't want details (that would ruin it) but, do you mean only water-borne monsters - or are there land "jaws" as well?

beavis on Jul 25, 2010


just look at the picture under the article title, it clearly shows what the monsters look like. they look like big walking octopus

rob on Jul 25, 2010


wow! looks liek Independence Day 2 is finally here!!! 🙂

Para on Jul 25, 2010


man...44th comment...better type it fast or else i'll be 45th!! looks good!! i'm in!! btw, the landscape is a 3rd world war torn country.

chilin on Jul 26, 2010


the vibe I got from the trailer is more like the raw analysis of social issues in 28 Days Later.. hope I'm right

Mir on Jul 26, 2010


beavis at #41 they are on the land also

jeff on Jul 27, 2010


cool,sort of like district 9.

deadpool72 on Aug 9, 2010


Saw this movie on iTunes and thought it blew, so low budget it didn't seem realnat all. The characters were horrible too.

Justirama on Oct 5, 2010


I am looking forward to see all of the Alien Invasion Movies released this year: 1.SkyLine (I know that in the review the movie was somehow vague and sucked but still) 2.Monster 3.Battle:Los Angeles Not sure if there any other movies out there.

Fisherr on Nov 15, 2010


Saw it and loved it. And the end made me cry. Oh yes.

Ambient on Nov 20, 2010

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