Monstrous (2022). Monstrous: Directed by Chris Sivertson. With Christina Ricci, Santino Barnard, Don Durrell, Colleen Camp. Story centers on a traumatized woman fleeing from her abusive ex-husband with her 7-year-old son. In their new, remote sanctuary they find they have a bigger, more terrifying monster to deal with.
“I have to admit that I was initially lured in to watching the 2022 mystery thriller u0026quot;Monstrousu0026quot; given the movieu0026#39;s cover/poster, but also because it was a movie that I hadnu0026#39;t already seen.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWriter Carol Chrest didnu0026#39;t really manage to churn out a storyline that was particularly inspiring. In fact, the movieu0026#39;s storyline was rather mundane and predictable. The movie started out fair enough, but then quickly settled into a monotonous pace without much of any excitement.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt is a movie with a rather small cast ensemble, but I will say that Christina Ricci carried the movie quite nicely, as did child actor Santino Barnard. It was nice to see Lew Temple in the movie, despite of him having only a small role.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eVisually then u0026quot;Monstrousu0026quot; was actually good. Great special effects, which definitely added a lot to the movie, since the storyline was rather bland.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eUltimately then u0026quot;Monstrousu0026quot; was a movie that came and went without leaving a lasting impression. And I guess that come the end of the week, the movie will be a distant speck of a memory only. This is not a movie that I will be returning to watch a second time, nor is it a movie that I would recommend horror fans to rush out to get to watch.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy rating of u0026quot;Monstrousu0026quot;, from director Chris Sivertson, lands on a four out of ten stars.”