Synopsis: A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Christina Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody (Santini Barnard) when they flee her abusive ex-husband and try to settle into a new life in an idyllic and remote lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatised, their physical and mental well-being are pushed to the limit as their fragile existence is threatened by something monstrous in the lake….
Director Chris Sivertson commentated: “Monstrous is a mashup - supernatural horror, 50’s period piece, family drama, creature feature, psychological thriller - but above all it’s a character study”. He adds: “It’s impossible to talk about Monstrous without talking about the sublime Christina Ricci. A phenomenal performer, she carries the movie on her shoulders every step of the way. She evokes deep empathy for a single mother who’s trying to keep her world from crumbling to pieces”.
The film stars Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets,” The Matrix Resurrections, Sleepy Hollow), Colleen Camp (Sliver, Clue, Die Hard With a Vengeance), Santino Bernard (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels), Don Baldaramos (Suburbicon) and Nick Vallelonga (Green Book).
MONSTROUS is a Filmmode Entertainment presentation and a Burning Sky Films and Screen Media Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment production, in association with Red Coral Finance and in partnership with Umbrelic Entertainment, Wildfire Pictures. Scarlet Pictures, Tip Top Productions and Snakebyte Productions. Directed by Chris Sivertson, written by Carol Crest and produced by Robert Yocum, Sasha Yelaun, B.I. Rosen and Johnny Remo. Director of Photography is Senda Bonnett and Creature Visual Effects are by Dorian Cleavenger. Edited by Anjoun Agrama.