Great Featurette for Gareth Edwards' 'Monsters' to Check Out
by Alex Billington
September 25, 2010
After months of waiting, Gareth Edwards' fantastic low budget sci-fi flick Monsters (watch the trailer) has finally started playing OnDemand (on your TV at home) thanks to Magnolia Pictures. They've been putting out tons of clips and promotion for the movie recently, but I found a featurette (via Vlicious) that I thought was good enough to feature this weekend. Everyone has probably heard that Monsters was supposedly shot on a $15,000 shoestring budget and this video gives you a brief look at what that was like and how Edwards and his cast/crew shot this. There's also another different featurette you can see here. Check this out below.
Watch the new making of featurette for Gareth Edwards' Monsters from YouTube:
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 when I first saw it in Cannes. Monsters is available OnDemand now and hits theaters October 29th.
Saw the first 30 secs and stopped it, kinda pissed I got a glimpse of one of the things. Wanna walk into this knowing nothing except that first trailer.
Cody w on Sep 25, 2010
you know you can rent monster on itunes
Schuyler on Sep 25, 2010
great image at 2.06....looking forward to it.
tir na nog on Sep 25, 2010
Just found it on demand, going to watch tonight, thanks
ocp on Sep 25, 2010
i watched this earlier tonight. it was really great.
Brian Ricci on Sep 25, 2010
Looks really decent, ahm pretty up for checking this.
Crapola on Sep 26, 2010
Aye, looking forward to this, but made for $15K ? I call the lie. But, on the other hand....I shot a short once for $40 and it made its way to 12 festivals, so I guess anything is possible
David Banner on Sep 26, 2010
Just got done watching it on demand, I think I could write a couple paragraphs easily but lets just say its actually replaced Inception as my favorite movie of the year.
Cody w on Sep 27, 2010
I was a bit upset by the end. I liked it though.
Crapola on Sep 27, 2010
@ shero can both be an answer? I have a soft spot for low budget things like this. Overall is it a better movie? No not at all, but its MY FAVORITE because of simply what it accomplishes with so much less. I guess you cant really compare the 2 though, ones a low budget indie gem and the other is well Infrigginception. It was also because I was blown away after watching it, to correct its easily in my top 5. I will say this also, I cared more for Caulder and Sam in that 90 minutes than I did for Cobb and his annoying ass dead wife in 150.
Cody w on Sep 28, 2010
Everything looks the same, blah blah blah. Inception was shit, load of fucking rubbish like Dark Knight, away and go rim Nolan, he he he ah ha hh h ah hah ha h ahh a ha h ah ah a hah ah ah ahaaaaaaaaaaaah.
Crapola on Sep 28, 2010
I saw this last weekend on the Xbox 360. To the person who doesn't want to know anything about the movie except for that first trailer - bad news. That first trailer IS the movie - almost in chronological order too. The quality of this film is off the charts for the amount of money spent to make it. (The SyFy channel could learn A LOT from Gareth Edwards.) The story though is padded and very thin - too much repetitious talk about fiances and missing a kid's birthday - and yes the big monster scenes don't happen until the last reel. It's certainly no District 9 - and DEFINITELY no Inception - but it is still a good, if meandering, sci fi lite flick shot in beautiful locations.
William on Sep 29, 2010
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