The Monster was a low budget creature feature that A24 released in November 2016. The film had some serious pedigree both behind the camera and in front of it.
Writer/director Bryan Bertino scared the world with his 2008 home invasion shocker The Strangers, which starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman,
and lead actress Zoe Kazan charmed the world with her roles in indie dramedy's Ruby Sparks and The Big Sick. The film told its simple story well, had strong performances and featured a creature design that was gross and horrifying. It might not live long in the memory, but it did its job well.