Monsters is a 2010 British science fiction monster film written and directed by Gareth Edwards in his feature film directorial debut. Edwards also served as the cinematographer, production designer, and visual effects artist. Monsters takes place years after a NASA probe crash in Mexico which led to the sudden appearance of giant tentacled monsters. It follows Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy), an American photojournalist tasked with escorting his employer's daughter Samantha Wynden (Whitney Able) back to the US by crossing through Mexico's "Infected Zone" where the creatures reside. Edwards conceived the idea for the film after seeing fishermen attempt to bring a creature in with a net, and imagining a monster inside. He pitched the idea to Vertigo Films, who suggested he watch In Search of a Midnight Kiss, a low-budget film starring McNairy. Edwards cast McNairy and Able in the lead roles. Principal photography lasted three weeks and had a production crew of six people. Filming took place in five countries, and many locations were used without permission. Most of the extras were people who were at these locations during filming and were persuaded to act in it; all of their dialogue was improvised, and Edwards provided outlines of the primary plot points. Monsters premiered at South by Southwest on 13 March 2010. Hours later, Magnet Releasing acquired the rights to distribute it in North America. It had a limited release there, beginning on 29 October 2010, followed by a theatrical release in the United Kingdom on 3 December 2010. The film received generally positive reviews and was a box office success, grossing US$ 4.2 million against a budget of less than $500,000. Monsters: Dark Continent, a sequel, was released in the UK on 1 May 2015.
Monsters at Work is an upcoming American animated web television series. It is a spin-off in the Monsters, Inc. franchise as well as a direct sequel to Monsters, Inc. (2001). It is the second Pixar series after Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. The series is scheduled to debut on the streaming service Disney+ in 2020.
Moshi Monsters: The Movie is a 2013 British-Irish-American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Wip Vernooij and Morgan Francis (which marked their directorial debut) and based on the virtual world of Moshi Monsters. The film stars Katsuma, Poppet, Diavlo, Luvli, Furi, Zommer, Dr. Strangeglove, Sweet Tooth, Bobbi Singsong, Mr and Mrs Snoodle, Buster Bumplechops, and more monsters along with a load of Moshlings. The film was released to UK and Irish theaters in 20 December 2013.
Monsters and Mysteries in America was an American documentary television series that premiered March 24, 2013 to April 1, 2015 on Destination America. Repeats air on the network's sister-station, the Discovery Channel. It also sometimes airs on Animal Planet, particularly during one of their "Monster weeks". In the United Kingdom, the series airs on the Sky-owned television channel Pick as Monsters and Mysteries.
A distraught mother suspects her teenage son is plotting a school shooting, but when he slips through the cracks of the system, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. After installing an elaborate spy camera system in their home, Abbey captures a series of disturbing videos that confirm her worst fears. Torn between a mother's unconditional love and a mother's acute intuition, Abbey caters her videos to all the other "mothers of monsters" online. Abbey's plan backfires when Jacob uses a dark family secret against her, launching both mother and son on a terrifying, and ultimately deadly, game of cat and mouse.