2022 / 89m - USA
Mystery, Horror
Monstrous poster


May 17, 2022


A cute little mind bender. Monstrous is a film that combines drama and horror and adds some mystery elements to make it a fine little genre mix. What keeps things together is the rather docile and almost idyllic approach to the material. Don't expect an overly riveting one, Sivertson goes for a more stylish approach.

Laura and her young boy move to a new town, where they're going to start their lives anew. Laura ran from her husband after doing them wrong, but their new house doesn't feel too comfortable. Something is stirring in the pond next to the house, and it's coming for her little boy.

It's nice seeing Ricci again, the film has the slightly exaggerated 50s look down, and the twist is pleasant, though not astounding. Monstrous isn't a film that is going to rewrite cinema history, but if you're looking for a slightly different take on the horror/mystery cross-over, this is a worthwhile film.