Monster X (2017) Review
My Bloody Reviews Verdict 8

Monster X (2017) Review Don’t be fooled by the poster image! It gave this reviewer the impression the film would be about one man taking on a hoard of assorted monsters and ghouls in the vein of Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2007). It’s not that kind of movie at all. It’s better, much better. Firstly ..

Summary Rating: 8.0 from 10 8.0 great

Monster X (2017) Review

Monster X (2017) Review

Don’t be fooled by the poster image! It gave this reviewer the impression the film would be about one man taking on a hoard of assorted monsters and ghouls in the vein of Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2007). It’s not that kind of movie at all. It’s better, much better. Firstly Monster X is an anthology, which is something this reviewer was not aware of upon viewing, and was not immediately made apparent either. Monster X is about a young couple attending a horror film festival for their first date only everything is not what it seems.

With banshee-madness, werewolves and vampires to feast on Monster X proves to be an unexpected delight. Sure it’s not great but it IS fun – something the horror genre, on the whole, has forgotten to be. The effects work is lacking but then this is not a big budget film, however it is rich where it counts with neat twists and novel ideas. It’s rare that an anthology impresses me and I ended up loving each tale, there wasn’t one that rang a bum note. The weakness with Monster X comes from the bridging segments involving the young couple on their first date. These segments jar a little in tone to the rest of the film but this can be forgiven as everything wraps up nicely with yet another killer punchline.

In short Monster X is the sort of unexpected delight that makes the task of being a film critic more of a joy.

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