By Hillary Busis
February 01, 2011 at 10:00 PM EST
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Six years ago, alien life forms hitched a ride to Earth on a NASA space probe that crash-landed in Mexico. Before long, a wall spanning the Mexican-American border would be the U.S.’s only protection against invasion.

That’s the premise of Monsters, a sci-fi flick about real illegal aliens — think District 9, but made by a Brit and set in North America — that manages to do a lot despite its tiny budget of $500,000.

Today, the little film that could is out on DVD — and to celebrate its release, EW is giving away 10 copies of Monsters. (You’ll have to provide your own gas masks, unfortunately.) The discs are courtesy of Magnolia and are available while supplies last.

Want to win? Here’s how to enter:

1. Go to our Facebook page.

2. Click “Like” at the top of the page

3. Find the post on our Wall announcing the giveaway, click Comment, and tell us which onscreen alien is your favorite, and why. (Note: Commenting on this post won’t enter you in the giveaway; see the official rules below.)

4. If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you via Facebook message to request your mailing address.

The giveaway starts NOW!


Open only to those to whom this or notice has been addressed, provided that entrant is a legal U.S. resident age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Limited to one entry per Facebook account. The first 10 persons to post a qualifying comment on the related post on our Facebook wall ( will receive a copy of Monsters on DVD which has an approximate retail value (ARV) of $26.98. Each contestant must answer the question posed in our Facebook post as directed, or their entry may be disqualified. Where Entertainment Weekly is not the sponsor, it cannot guarantee the availability of any of the items described. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion. Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes. Promotion begins at 5:00PM ET or EST on 2/1/11 and ends at 10:00PM ET or EST on 2/1/11. Entertainment Weekly will contact the winners by Facebook message requesting their mailing address on or before 2/5/11. Winners will have 24 hours to respond, after which time they forfeit their prize. Employees of Entertainment Weekly, Time Inc., BBC Warner, or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win. Anyone who has won a prize from Sponsor during the previous 90 days is disqualified. The winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit or eligibility and waiver of liability before prize(s) can be awarded. For a list of winners, visit seven days after the end of this contest.