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The truth will finally be told.
|Directed by||Erik Estenberg|
|Written by||Erik Estenberg; David Michael Latt|
|Produced by||David Rimawi; David Michael Latt|
|Cinematography||Sarah Lynch; Erin Sullivan|
|Edited by||David Michael Latt; Matthew Thornbury|
|Distributed by||The Asylum|
|Release date(s)|| January 15th, 2008|
January 18th, 2008 (Uncensored) 
|Running time||86 min.|
Monster is an American science fiction/horror film directed by Erik Estenberg and produced by The Asylum. It is an intentional knockoff of the more popular creature feature Cloverfield, and was released direct-to-video (uncensored) on January 15th, 2008. The movie follows two young women who go to Tokyo, Japan on a journalism project relating to the failure of the Kyoto Accords. While there, a massive earthquake shakes the city and the two women struggle to survive as something emerges from the rubble to wreak even further destruction.
|Sarah Lieving||Sarah Lynch|
|Erin Sullivan||Erin Lynch|
|Justin L. Jones||Justin|
|Hiroshi Ueha||Japanese grandfather|
|Kosei Seki||News crew|
|Jason Williams||Soldier #1|
|Robert Chu||Soldier #2|
|Shinichiro Shimizu||Japanese reporter|
|Chad Nell||American reporter|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- DVD features: 16.9 Widescreen Presentation, 5.1 Surround Sound, Making of Featurette, Bloopers, Trailers.
- Monster takes place in the year 2007.
- Despite the title of the film, the actual monster only appears on screen for a few seconds.
- The physical characteristics of the monster are not fully revealed, but it is clearly a cephalopod of some kind with numerous massive tentacles.
- The closing credits of the film provide an amusing take on a disclaimer standard; "The events, characters, and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental (or is it? You be the judge.)"
- In the beginning of the film, one of the main characters mocks the infamous theme song from Steven Spielberg's Jaws, which was composed by John Williams.