Monster Party    review by Bobby Blakey

I love finding films that are so much more than expected. Most of these end up being some mash ups or sorts that you don’t really know much about. Monster Party is one of those that I never heard anything about or saw any trailer starring Julian McMahon, Robin Tunney, Sam Strike, Erin Moriarty, Lance Reddick, Brandon Micheal Hall, Virginia Gardner and Diego Boneta. Could this be one of those surprising films or will it not be a dinner party worth going to?

Monster Party follows 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. The first half of the film is nothing overly special and honestly kind of slow, but that works perfectly for the madness that comes later.

You can tell early on that things are right here, but it wastes no time in taking it to a gory fun level quickly. Once it finally gets to the meat of things there are some great insane moments that sends blood spewing and body parts flying freely. The story is not always clear to why some of it is happening, but it doesn’t really matter. It is so much fun watching it all go down you can’t help but enjoy it.

This is far from a perfect film and as mentioned before the beginning is a bit hard to get into, but if you love gore then stick it out and wait for the insanity to begin. They haven’t done anything all that new for the genre, but they did make something worth checking out.

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