Another Fantastic Poster for Gareth Edwards' 'Monsters' Hits

September 2, 2010
Source: Vulture

Gareth Edwards' Monsters

I know we've written about Gareth Edwards' Monsters quite a bit over the last few months, but please bear with us as we continue to cover all the cool stuff that Magnolia is putting out, because it's one of my favorite indie discoveries of this year and I'm all for covering everything. Although we've already seen that gorgeous official poster for the low budget sci-fi film, Vulture just debuted yet another "alternative" poster design that is just as striking, just as original and just as awesome. We also already got a glimpse in the latest trailer, but the tentacles in the right eye are from the aliens in this. And here's another positive review. Check this out!

Monsters Poster

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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ok. i hated the last poster(it tried way way way too hard to do to many things). This poster is daring, and I love the hand scratched type. It doesn't reveal anything really, but it does beg you to look closer, not really showing you anything... I like it. I would buy this. Very hipstamic. hahaha...

LINKFX on Sep 2, 2010


God damn, this is beautiful. I don't really care much for posters, but this... this is just plain neat.

Cracky on Sep 2, 2010


I like it. Very nice job..

[A] on Sep 2, 2010


Wow this is the best poster I've seen all year!

Ben on Sep 2, 2010


The use of a Gas Mask as a symbol is one my favorite symbolic themes. It just oozes an eerie feeling, gives a tone of despair and destruction, great poster!

Xerxex on Sep 2, 2010


Wait til you find out how she gets the gas mask...

Ed on Sep 2, 2010


ok #6 - your comment has really got me wondering.............i can't wait to see this!!!

beavis on Sep 2, 2010


crazy poster, looks rad....cant wait

ray on Sep 2, 2010


sounds cool and highly inspired by District 9, haha.

Amy on Sep 3, 2010


I'm thinking about how movie posters have evolved over the years. Half a decade ago, this film's poster would've said, "IT'S OUT THERE! FROM OUTER SPACE TO THE WILDERNESSES OF MEXICO! CREATURES YOU WOULDN'T HAVE DREAMED OF! -- BECAUSE THEY'RE NIGHTMARES! HERE THEY COME! THE MONSTERS!". And the poster art would've featured all the colorful aliens splotched onto the sheet, with debris and falling buildings and trees all around. And smack in the center of the poster -- the hero, looking dashing and bold, and the heroine, showing way more cleavage than anywhere in the movie. Of course, today, they just go with an ominous photo of the girl's face, underneath a gas mask. And the alien's tentacles hinted at in the goggles. Beautiful, ain't it?

Krishna Shenoi on Sep 3, 2010


Cant wait for this...anybody know the budget? the trailer looks like it cost a fortune...also when is it coming out?

tir na nog on Sep 3, 2010


^#11 - You're joking, right? We heard the film cost around $15K, that's it. It was shot on a shoestring budget by themselves down in Mexico. The release date is October 29th limited in the US.

Alex Billington on Sep 3, 2010


@14 not really Shero, the Gas Mask is universal to be honest. We need more of them.

Xerxex on Sep 3, 2010


@13 its the aliens appendages for sure.

Xerxex on Sep 3, 2010


If i had to pick, I'd go with Right At Your Door. Better design overall. But any poster that uses a Gas Mask is gold to me. I really did put my foot in my mouth, that's what I get for skimming your comment. I'd say this poster is really good because it envokes a startling sense of fear! A Gas Mask only means the worst is happening when a regualr civilian wearing one, i.e. biological warfare, etc. But "Right At Your Door" has the better poster. As for what is the better film...I think Monsters will take the lead...eventhough the two are completely seperate films.

Xerxex on Sep 4, 2010


Cheer's Alex,sometimes people inflate the budget to sell it at a higher price to a studio,but I still think 15k is very little,looking forward to it.

tir na nog on Sep 4, 2010

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