Until, that is, I saw the fucking trailer.
From the Press Release:
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…
Yeah. A startling collision with A DOG. I don’t care if the dog turns into a monster. He should; they fucking killed a dog in the first few minutes of the movie.
If you can get over the dog thing, that's cool, but I’m not sure how I feel about the film now. One element of The Strangers I really enjoyed was the sense of truly being trapped in one location, except that location had several rooms. Reducing the space down further to a car might make maintaining suspense quite a bit more challenging.
I won’t see it. I don’t do dead dogs, even if they are monsters (and they aren’t, because all dogs are perfect angels).
I’m just going to go watch The Strangers again instead.
Watch the trailer for The Monster below:
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