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How to Make a Monster (2001)

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Another made-for-cable horror story from the "Creature Features" series of in-name-only remakes of classic American International Pictures scare flicks, How to Make a Monster concerns a new video game, "Evil-ution," which is being designed by a top virtual reality firm headed by Faye Clayton (Colleen Camp). Clayton is determined "Evil-ution" will be the most terrifying video game ever, and so far her programmers are right on track, except for one thing -- the bad-guy character in the game looks simply ridiculous. Drummond (Steven Culp) is ordered to come up with a better monster for the game, so he adds Laura Wheeler (Clea Duvall), a promising new programmer, to the staff to work alongside veteran designers Bug (Jason Marsden), Hardcore (Tyler Mane), and Sol (Karim Prince). The foursome are given a special incentive program: whoever thinks up the right scary monster for the game will get a bonus of one million dollars. However, a power surge during a powerful lightning storm has an unexpected effect on the group's work and a motion-capture suit that was hooked into the computer network suddenly comes to life, becoming the dangerous and bloodthirsty monster the designers were trying to conjure. How to Make a Monster also features notorious scream queen Julie Strain in a cameo as herself.
Rating:
R (gore, language and nudity)
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Special Interest , Television
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Clea DuVall
as Laura Weaver
Steven Culp
as Peter Drummond
Tyler Mane
as Hardcore
Colleen Camp
as Faye Clayton
James Sullivan
as Monster
Terhon O'Neal
as Kid No.1
Aaron Fors
as Kid No.2
Eric Michael Zee
as Programmer No.1
Hilary Tuck
as New Intern
Scott Wordham
as Laura's Assistant
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Low budget monster movie that actually has a lot of fun and clever genre poking underneath a veneer of cheap production standards. Not really sure how some okay names and DuVall get involved but they lend a dimension of almost undeserved credibility to the proceedings and raise the flick above it's limited budget. Julie Strain's topless cameo is rather fun too.

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

Retarded actors with ridiculous storyline, to sum it up it's like a really bad episode of Tales from the Crypt. There seems to be no budget at all, the monster looks like a guy in a medieval costume. The ending is really bad, not watchable.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

I feel like I just got done watching a 90 minute episode of Goosebumps but with cussing & other adult stuff thrown in.If you like seriously bad movies then youll like How To Make A Monster

Brody Manson
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