Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Monster (2016)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 24, 2017
Price: DVD $12.89, Blu-ray $17.89
Studio: Lionsgate

Everyone’s worst fears about the evil that hides in the dark comes to life in the horror film The Monster.

Zoe Kazan and Scott Speedman in The Monster

Zoe Kazan and Scott Speedman in The Monster

Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) wrote and directed the movie, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan, What If) and her headstrong daughter (Ella Ballentine) must make an emergency late-night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone on these desolate backroads — an evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave.

Also starring Scott Speedman (Underworld franchise), The Monster was theatrically released by A24 in November, 2016 to some very solid reviews, received a 78% positive rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based upon 37 published reviews.

The discs include a making-of featurette.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.