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Monolith

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Monolith

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Lindsay Frost, Bill Paxton, John Hurt, Louis Gossett Jr.
director:
John Eyres
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B+

A grabber from the very first frame, Monolith is one of those rare surprises that make foraging through the direct-to-video underbrush worthwhile. Bill Paxton and Lindsay Frost play mismatched cops on the trail of an alien parasite that turns its human hosts into walking incinerators. While often hampered by his low budget (some of the meant-to-be-spectacular FX fall very short), director John Eyres (Shadowchaser) is an astute and occasionally inspired crafter of action and suspense sequences, and definitely a name to watch. B+

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