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Watch: Steve Desmond's 'Twilight Zone'-Style Sci-Fi Short 'Monsters'

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November 25, 2015
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Monsters

"I can fight the monsters!" Time for an excellent throwback to "The Twilight Zone". Monsters (not to be confused with Gareth Edwards' breakout sci-fi film) is a short film from director Steve Desmond about a family living in an underground bunker, away from the monsters that roam the world above. It is a full-on "Twilight Zone" homage in the way the monsters are exactly who/what you expect them to be (we are all the monsters! oh no!) and yet there is still a twist ending, all within about 12 minutes. It's good, an entertaining short film discovery that is worth your time to watch. Especially if you appreciate "Twilight Zone". Enjoy.

Original description from Vimeo: "Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…" Monsters is a short film directed by Steve Desmond, from a script written by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. The cast includes Caitlin Carmichael, Ione Skye, Christopher Wiehl & Joey Luthman. For more info on the short, visit Vimeo or the official website. For more short films to watch, click here. What did you think of Monsters?

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  • Higgens
    That was pretty good.
  • DAVIDPD
    Nice. I enjoyed the score too.
  • Jonathan
    Kinda stupid and melodramatic. Not trolling. I really thought it was just cheesy and overacted. At least Alex's spoiler helped with my expectations or it would've been more disappointing.
  • ari smulders
    realy good...
  • Eggyweggs
    The idea of a twist is the fact you don't see one coming. The mere mention of a twist results in the twist being wasted and spoiled.
  • Armitall
    You can see the twist coming from miles away, however at first I thought it was going to be more disturbing. In the end tho I was relived and dissapointed, felt a bit overkill, even in China no one went to jail for braking the one child rule (maybe pay a fine). It had a Hunger Games wibe to it. It would be better with less luxuries in the real world to emphasise the bleak reality in which this kind of scenario (one child law) would make sense.
  • TheOct8pus
    That's how I raised my kids!

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