Director Bryan Bertino scored heavy praise for his disturbing 2008 slasher film, The Strangers, and he's back behind the camera in a new original feature from A24 for DirectTV titled The Monster. The basic premise is surprisingly simple, as a mother and daughter in an old sedan have an accident on a rain-drenched road in the middle of nowhere and encounter a nasty reptilian beast lurking in the forest that wants to devour them whole. Starring Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine and Scott Speedman, The Monster creeps onto DirecTV today, followed by a VOD and limited theatrical run on Nov. 11.
Here's the official synopsis:
Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) directs this suspenseful and scary new film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter 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 – a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave…
Drive youself toward this extended trailer and tell us if you think Bertino's new horror offering looks satisfyingly spooky!
(Via Dread Central)