Scaretober-Movie Review: Monsters


For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Monsters.

This is yet another Netflix recommendation and if you have been following me for a while you will remember how much drama Netflix caused. Still we move on, don’t worry I have more movies coming that are better, I think.

Here’s a rundown of the movie: This 2010 British movie opens with text talking about NASA finding the possibility of alien life and bringing samples back. The space craft that brought the samples back exploded and samples were strewn over Mexico. Flash forward several years to the US and Mexico trying to contain the creatures. In the movie, what appears to be the next day a man named Andrew travels to a hospital in San Jose, Central America to find a girl named Sam, who is his employer’s daughter. Andrew is given orders to take Sam to the coast, so that she can safely get back to the US. Sam calls her dad to reassure him that she’s okay and then she and Andrew get on a train to take them to the coast. Andrew admits to Sam that even though he is a photographer he hasn’t had his big break yet. The pair is then told to get off the train since the track has been taken out halfway to the coast. After a series of incidents, Sam and Andrew have to make their way to the infected area to get back to the US.

I will keep my promise not to spoil the entire movie for you. I can say that this is one of those forward backward movies where the director shows you the end, except that you won’t know that it is the end until the end of the movie. Overall, I wasn’t impressed with the movie. You never really see the alien creature and nearly half the movie is shot during the night. I suppose that I understand that the alien creatures only come out at the night, but at least use night vision. I would recommend this movie only if you were interested in aliens , but overall it is not an impressive alien movie.

I hope that you enjoyed this selection of the Scaretober series and that you will keep coming back throughout the month to see what other movies I watch. Also if you would like to see what movies that I have watched in the past you can find them here.  Also feel free to leave suggestions on videos or movies that you think I should watch. See you soon!

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