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"...
Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border
Written and Directed by Gareth Edwards
Produced by Allan Niblo
Executive Producers Nigel Williams
Line Producer Jim Spencer
Director of Photography Gareth Edwards
Production Designer Gareth Edwards
Visual Effects Gareth Edwards
Editor Colin Goudie G.B.F.T.E
Sound Recordist Ian Maclagan
Music by Jon Hopkins
Music Supervisor Lol Hammond
Kaulder Scoot McNairy
Sam Whitney Able
“AN INTELLIGENT SCI-FI FILM THAT IS ABSORBING, THRILLING AND ULTIMATELY MOVING. An impressively assured debut for Gareth Edwards that succeeds on pretty much every score. A clever and subtle blending of the best of District 9 and Cloverfield, with a believable love story thrown in for good measure.” – Mark Adams, Screen International
“GRIPPING. A sci-fi nightmare similar in plot but more sophisticated, character-driven, and chillingly underplayed than both ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘District 9’.” – Village Voice
“ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES OF THE YEAR.” – Tony Timpone, Fangoria
“The Best British feature debut* since Christopher Nolan's Memento.” - Damon Wise, Empire
“Monsters is the most exciting debut feature in years and announces Britain's newest cinema maverick. Tense, thrilling and touching all at the same time, Gareth Edwards's film sparks with jaw-dropping moments Hollywood could only dream of creating and still packs a powerful emotional punch to shake you to the core. Peter Jackson's thrills, Christopher Nolan's depth and Guillermo del Toro's truth. No matter your cinematic sensibilities, Monsters delivers on every level. It's rare to see such towering ambition from a first-time director. Even rarer that it succeeds to such wonderfully devastating effect.” – Joe Utichi, Dazed and Confused