Review: ‘Monster Party’ is all the rage.



Horror/Thriller Starring Julian McMahon in Theaters November 2, 2018 

Three young and unprepared thieves plan a huge heist. Little do they know their hosts and their guests are more than they can handle. Monster Party is a slow but deliberate build up into the 40-minute mark. Then all hell breaks loose. Blood, mayhem, and the true plot unfolds. Cult classic legend, RobinTunney plays the matriarch of this most effed up family. The role is complex and her performance is as brilliant as it was in The Craft and Empire Records. She hasn’t lost her touch. Our three young leads, Sam Strike, Virginia Gardner, and Brandon Micheal Hall, have a natural fresh chemistry that definitely makes you root for them. This rather large ensemble cast also features Julian McMahon and Lance Reddick. The film is about control and descent. It reminds me a little of You’re Next in its basic set up but quickly goes in a totally different direction. It’s a power struggle with a little something extra thrown in for cleverness. The film keeps giving in unexpected moments. It gets weirder and weirder and is wildly shocking. I can promise you, it is not what you are expecting. Monster Party dives headfirst into the genre and never lets up.

RLJE Films will release the horror/thriller MONSTER PARTY in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on Nov. 2.

RLJE Films will release the horror/thriller Monster Party from writer/director Chris von Hoffmann (Drifter). The film stars Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), Robin Tunney (The Craft, “The Mentalist”), Sam Strike (Leatherface), Erin Moriarty (Blood Father), Lance Reddick (John Wick, “Fringe”), Brandon Micheal Hall (“Search Party”), Virginia Gardner (Project Almanac), and Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”) .  RLJE Films will release the film nationally in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on Nov. 2, 2018.

The story follows three thieves who plan a daring heist posing as waiters at a fancy Malibu mansion dinner party in hopes of paying off an urgent debt. When their plan goes horribly wrong, the trio realizes the dinner guests are not as innocent as they seem and their simple cash grab becomes a violent and desperate battle to get out of the house alive.-

About Liz Whittemore

Liz grew up in northern Connecticut and was memorizing movie dialogue from Shirley Temple to A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very early age. She will watch just about any film all the way through (no matter how bad) just to prove a point. A loyal New Englander, a lover of Hollywood, and true inhabitant of The Big Apple.

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