Not only does the upcoming horror movie Monstrous star Christina Ricci, it also radiates a wonderful Cthulhu vibe, which deserves a red circle in the almanac.
The story takes place in rural America in the 1950s and revolves around Laura Butler (Ricci) and her son Cody (Santino Barnard). After a traumatic event, Laura decide to take Cody and flee from her abusive husband. They end up in a perfect little farmhouse near a pond and Laura finds a perfect job. Everything seems to work out until Cody reveals there’s a monster living in the pond that is out to get him.
Director Chris Sivertson says that the movie isn’t just a mashup of several genres ranging from a 50s horror creature feature to family drama, it’s also a character study of Laura. Besides trying to cope with her own severe trauma, she must also understand her son’s trauma while taking on a monster. I like the fact there is more going on under the surface beside the monster, which makes the story interesting.
Monstrous will have a limited release in theatres and on demand on May 13, 2022. Check out the trailer below and see if it gets your attention.