“GRIPPING. A sci-fi nightmare similar in plot but more sophisticated, character-driven, and chillingly underplayed than both ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘District 9’.” – Village Voice
Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”…
MONSTERS begins when a US journalist (Scott McNairy, Halt and Catch Fire) agrees to escort a shaken American tourist (Whitney Able) through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. A true indie breakout, Gareth Edwards – who would go on to direct ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – wrote, directed, shot on location, and created the special effects for his clever and thrilling feature debut that redefines what a big screen monster movie can be.