Thursday, September 22, 2011

What The Hell is "Monstrosity?"

It's kind of strange for me to realize that Tim Burton has now been around for so long that it's time for film students to add him to the "stylistic homage" pool, but there ya go. With that in mind, below you'll find what is apparently the "teaser" for a movie called "Monstrosity" which appears to be - I shit you not - a mashup of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Dragon Wars."



As near as I can determine, the premise here is that Earth and a planet of Monsters (which looks more like Planet Halloween, actually) get fused together somehow. The director is Colton Tran, who (again, near as I can determine) is a youngish dude mainly doing shorts and spoofs on the YouTubes, and the film itself is a feature(?) extrapolation of an earlier short called "Unpleasantville," which appears to be an Addams/Munsters riff with a kiddie/Halloween aesthetic.

For what it's worth, the project's "official site" can be found HERE. Anyone who may have a better idea of what the hell it is I'm looking at here is invited to tell me ;)

10 comments:

TheDVDGrouch said...

Looks like the greatest most expensive episode of Goosebumps never made.

Sofie Liv Pedersen said...

:O

I so want to watch this movie!

It looks! it actually looks kind of like a dream coming true for me. I pure love this trailer.

Mads said...

Wow.

The youtube trailer crowd is going to bring forward some serious talent as filmmaking keeps getting cheaper.

Smashmatt202 said...

This move looks low-budget... Then again, with a premise like this (and awesome premise, mind you), it kind of makes sense if it was independent.

Sylocat said...

I'm looking forward to the day when the film-geek student set starts doing feature-length homages to anime...

J_Tracey said...

You think that looks weird, then you should check out the trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's new movie "Twixt." I saw it (the full film) at TIFF and it is... something...

David (The Pants) said...

Furthermore, what the hell is "Original" when I choose quality setting levels on YouTube???? Looks marvelous in Full-Screen, though. So, this movie looks creative and cool and I wouldn't be surprised if that "sole human" was Burton. This looks like creativity may make a comeback in Hollywood.

Rook in the Pumpkin said...

This looks cute as hell! I'm such a sucker for Burtonian aesthetics (is it still to early for Burtonian to be a legit word?) and Halloween themes.

CraftyAndy said...

swear to god the main monster sounds and acts just like Ivan Ooze from power rangers the movie

Timzor said...

I dig the aesthetic, but the acting looks terrible. I want to feel optimistic about this movie, but I just can't.