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MONSTER

What to know: Filled with suspence.
MONSTER is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-15
2 minutes
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MONSTER is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
I love the suspense of the short film Monster. The beautiful cinematography sets the stage for the appearance of an unknown monster.

The storyline follows two siblings trying to protect their family from an unknown danger.

I really love seeing the kids working together to prepare for the monster, especially all the scenes showing the kids preparing the house in defense of potential monster. The cinematography of this film is outstanding, especially all the scenes shot in the dark, which is not easy. Definitely the various camera angles lead to the building suspense in the film. The location in the house works very well. The house is dark and full of ominous sounds. The music and sound effects further develop the build up of suspense. I love all the whispering by the kids and the various sounds in the woods and the house. Elizabeth Maya as Emma and Ari Alexander as Liam are well cast and one can definitely believe they are siblings and plotting together. I love the scenes when they are prepping to defend their home. The ending is puzzling a bit; I wasn't sure exactly what it meant. All of the house defense prep scenes are really beautifully shot and make it seem like something really exciting is about to happen.

The theme of the film is about how siblings can work together for a common good, especially to protect those that they love.

I give Monster 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 15, plus adults. It is beautifully produced, though the ending left me puzzled. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST! Juror and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror. This would play well at a festival for youth and families, especially one that focuses on sibling teamwork or perhaps horror/thrilled.

I love the suspense of the short film Monster. The beautiful cinematography sets the stage for the appearance of an unknown monster.

The storyline follows two siblings trying to protect their family from an unknown danger.

I really love seeing the kids working together to prepare for the monster, especially all the scenes showing the kids preparing the house in defense of potential monster. The cinematography of this film is outstanding, especially all the scenes shot in the dark, which is not easy. Definitely the various camera angles lead to the building suspense in the film. The location in the house works very well. The house is dark and full of ominous sounds. The music and sound effects further develop the build up of suspense. I love all the whispering by the kids and the various sounds in the woods and the house. Elizabeth Maya as Emma and Ari Alexander as Liam are well cast and one can definitely believe they are siblings and plotting together. I love the scenes when they are prepping to defend their home. The ending is puzzling a bit; I wasn't sure exactly what it meant. All of the house defense prep scenes are really beautifully shot and make it seem like something really exciting is about to happen.

The theme of the film is about how siblings can work together for a common good, especially to protect those that they love.

I give Monster 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 15, plus adults. It is beautifully produced, though the ending left me puzzled. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST! Juror and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror. This would play well at a festival for youth and families, especially one that focuses on sibling teamwork or perhaps horror/thrilled.

Teen siblings attempt to protect their family from an unknown danger.
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