Bryan Bertino showed a genuine talent for close-quarters horror in his home-invasion thriller “The Strangers,” and he appears to be tapping into that skill set once again with “The Monster” (formerly known by the much better title “There Are Monsters”). Zoe Kazan stars as a divorced mother in the new film, in which a seemingly minor car accident has major consequences. Watch the trailer below.
After hitting what appears to be a dog on a rural road, Kazan’s character and her young daughter exit their car to investigate. Lines like “let’s go back to the car” and “dogs don’t got teeth like this” are early indications that something is amiss here; if the trailer is an accurate reflection of the film itself, most of “The Monster” takes place along that quiet stretch of road in the dead of night.
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Ella Ballentine and Scott Speedman co-star in “The Monster,” which is currently available exclusively on DirecTV. A24 will release it in theaters on November 11.