Six kickass women must fight off a horde of terrifying monsters at an 18th birthday party
Sophie's 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on devouring the party guests and killing anyone who tries to leave.
As her school friends are torn apart and eaten, Sophie must rally a band of misfits and take up arms to send their party crashers back to hell. To survive the night, Sophie will face her destiny; monsters are real - and she's the only one who can stop them.
BOOK OF MONSTERS began life as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2017 with a unique twist – backers could to vote on six key elements of the movie including what form the monsters would take and how they killed their victims! The result is a fun horror movie with buckets of gore and creepy monsters which have been brought to life with old-school practical effects and the participation of the audience.
The Kickstarter campaign raised £45,000 and became one of the 15 most funded horror movies on the crowdfunding platform at the time. Principal photography was completed in October 2017. The film had its World Premiere at Arrow Video Frightfest on 25th August 2018 in London and has since picked up 7 awards, including most recently “Best Film” and “Best Special FX” at the New York City Horror Film Festival.
Epic Pictures Group acquired the worldwide rights to the film in August 2018 for their Dread label and released the film on Blu-ray, VOD and in select US cinemas on March 19th 2019. The film was released in the UK & Ireland on July 22nd.
The Killer Spotlight (***** 4.5/5) Book of monsters is a Fantastic Love Letter to old school 80’s horror that blends into a modern theme with a stellar cast, Fun kills and INCREDIBLE Creatures that are designed and made with incredible practical effects. I am praying they continue the story with not only a sequel but maybe a TV show too. 4.5/5 - Arguably one of The Best Films of This years FrightFest" - http://thekillerspotlight.com/2018/08/25/book-of-monsters-review/
Nerdly (**** 4/5) "Combining a witty script and practical special effects, it works as an affectionate homage to ’80s creature features while retaining a refreshingly modern-day approach to its gender politics."- http://www.nerdly.co.uk/2018/08/30/frightfest-2018-book-of-monsters-review/
Live For Film (**** 4/5) "Book of Monsters is terrific fun and a total crowd pleaser. A practical FX paradise that is also jammed full of Spaced-style humour and huge fountains of blood, I hope we get more in the form of a sequel or a TV show very soon and will definitely be keeping an eye out for whatever Sparke gets up to next." - http://www.liveforfilm.com/2018/09/01/arrow-video-frightfest-2018-day-3-book-of-monsters-heretiks-chuck-steel-what-keeps-you-alive-and-upgrade/
Hey U Guys (**** 4/5) "A lovingly-made and naturally funny crowd-pleaser, it’s the sort of balls-to-the-wall low-rent genre filmmaking that’s kept the scene alive for so long, bathed in practical blood and guts and huge, physical puppets." - https://www.heyuguys.com/book-of-monsters-review/
Book of Monsters features a cast full of strong, kickass women including Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Stanton, Anna Dawson, Hannah Rose-Muirhead and Steph Mossman. Also starring is horror legend Nicholas Vince as Jonas, famous for his roles as the Chatterer in Clive Barker's Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellaiser II as well as Kinski in Nightbreed.
This is the second feature film by director Stewart Sparke and writer Paul Butler, whose previous film The Creature Below premiered at London Frightfest in 2016 and has since been released on DVD & VOD around the world.
Watch the Trailer below.