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Monsters (2010) - IMDb


A monster is a creature that produces fear or physical harm by its appearance or its actions. Derived from the Latin monstrum , the word usually connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, or a freak of nature. They are usually composites of different creatures, or hybrids of humans and animals, but the term can also be applied figuratively to describe someone with similar characteristics, such as a person who does cruel or horrific things.

Monsters pre-date written history, but do not emerge from a cultural void. Instead, they have their origins in a society's literary and cultural heritage, the academic study of which is known as monstrophy.

Monsters have appeared in literature and in feature-length films. Well-known monsters in fiction include Count Dracula , Frankenstein's monster , werewolves , mummies , and zombies .

Monster is derived from the Latin monstrum , meaning "monster" or "portent, unnatural thing/event regarded as omen/sign/portent". [1] The academic study of the literary and cultural heritage of monsters is known as monstrophy . [2]

In the words of Tina Marie Boyer, assistant professor of medieval German literature at Wake Forest University , "monsters do not emerge out of a cultural void; they have a literary and cultural heritage". [3]

In the religious context of ancient Greeks and Romans, monsters were seen as signs of "divine displeasure", and it was thought that birth defects were especially ominous, being "an unnatural event" or "a malfunctioning of nature". [4]

“Every once in a while, we’ll stumble upon a new horror short film that really blows us away, both in execution and in style. This is one of those shorts.” – Blumhouse.com

“Director Steve Desmond brings you a heart-stopping short that will leave you guessing until the end.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Hot damn is this one cool, with skilled and deliberate frame compositions, sound effects, and tension galore. The young lead, Caitlin Carmichael, gives a damn impressive performance as a young lady simply trying to survive.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“A sharp, startling burst of horror, folding multiple genre accents (post-apocalyptic horror, sci-fi, coming-of-age tales) into a twisted structure.” – Fun Size Horror

“The horror magic with this short film is after watching it. I love it when a film remains in your mind.” – Bleeding Critic

“Monsters is a proposed segment for an anthology. I’d love to see it made somewhere, since if all the segments are this memorable and creepy, we’re in store for a bang up horror thriller.” – Cinema Crazed

A monster is a creature that produces fear or physical harm by its appearance or its actions. Derived from the Latin monstrum , the word usually connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, or a freak of nature. They are usually composites of different creatures, or hybrids of humans and animals, but the term can also be applied figuratively to describe someone with similar characteristics, such as a person who does cruel or horrific things.

Monsters pre-date written history, but do not emerge from a cultural void. Instead, they have their origins in a society's literary and cultural heritage, the academic study of which is known as monstrophy.

Monsters have appeared in literature and in feature-length films. Well-known monsters in fiction include Count Dracula , Frankenstein's monster , werewolves , mummies , and zombies .

Monster is derived from the Latin monstrum , meaning "monster" or "portent, unnatural thing/event regarded as omen/sign/portent". [1] The academic study of the literary and cultural heritage of monsters is known as monstrophy . [2]

In the words of Tina Marie Boyer, assistant professor of medieval German literature at Wake Forest University , "monsters do not emerge out of a cultural void; they have a literary and cultural heritage". [3]

In the religious context of ancient Greeks and Romans, monsters were seen as signs of "divine displeasure", and it was thought that birth defects were especially ominous, being "an unnatural event" or "a malfunctioning of nature". [4]


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