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  • Actors: Clea DuVall, Steven Culp, Tyler Mane, Jason Marsden
  • Directors: George Huang
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 2, 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000065U1O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,013 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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What Started Out As A Simple Game... Became A Virtual Nightmare. HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER takes horrorfilms boldly into the computer age! Starring Steven Culp (Thirteen Days, Nurse Betty), Clea DuVall (Girl, Interrupted; John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars), and Tyler Mane (X-Men, Joe Dirt), this cyber-thriller from the director of Swimming With Sharks features mind-blowing monster effects by Academy Award(r) winner Stan Winston (Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence) and the talents of sexy B-movie queen Julie Strain. Video game developer Clayton Software enlists the talents of a misfit group of programmers to develop the scariest computer combat game: EVILUTION. With four weeks to bring thegame to market and a million dollar bonus on the line, they utilize a telemetry suit to render a 3-D version of the onscreen player. But when a power surge gives the hard drive a mind of its own, thesuit comes to life to play the game for real and the programming team find themselves in the middleof

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How to Make a Monster takes horror films boldly into the computer age! Starring Steven Culp (Thirteen Days, Nurse Betty), Clea DuVall (Girl, Interrupted; John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars), and Tyler Mane (X-Men, Joe Dirt), this cyber-thriller from the director of Swimming with Sharks features mind-blowing monster effects by Academy Award-winner Stan Winston (Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence) and the talents of sexy B-movie queen Julie Strain.

Video game developer Clayton Software enlists the talents of a misfit group of programmers to develop the scariest computer combat game: EVILUTION. With four weeks to bring the game to market and a million-dollar bonus on the line, they utilize a telemetry suit to render a 3-D version of the onscreen player. But when a power surge gives the hard drive a mind of its own, the suit comes to life to play the game for real and the programming tam find themselves in the middle of a chilling virtual nightmare beyond their wildest imagination.

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The characters, as in any good B horror movie, are overblown and a bit unbeleivable.
"sheryden"
I wouldn't call this film awful, but after watching it I began thinking of all the other ways I could have spent the hour and a half required to watch the movie.
cookieman108
The writing and the acting in this movie is literally the worst I have ever seen onscreen.
Matt

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By hippiedj on June 22, 2002
Format: DVD
While not fresh in originality, How To Make A Monster is a nice diversion from the crop of films out there recently that seem to depend on star power and rock tunes to carry them. This entry in the Creature Features series seems to be what Full Moon was trying to attempt in its hey day if it only had the slightly bigger budget.
Basically, several computer game programmers with clashing egos are hired to expedite the release of a new game called Evilution. In the process, a power surge and system overload bring a motion suit to life and the computer then is literally playing the game out with the programmers and office staff, and it's kill or be killed with everyone trapped inside the building.
There's a fair amount of suspense, a few twists, and a lot to say about greed, arrogance, and the lessening value of being just plain nice. The special effects mainly consist of the creature, and all else is done rather modestly which helps keep the story on track instead of being bogged down with massive digitial effects. It's interesting to note that this is a project from the director of Swimming With Sharks. The only sad thing is that this film seems to say that in the end, it's dog eat dog and you might as well forget about trying to be nice.
Everyone plays their attitudes to the hilt, some may be put off by the excessive language but things move along rather swiftly so you don't dwell on that too long. I was hesitant at first to view this because I was concerned that it was going to be a Julie Strain "breast fest" (as if she's not getting enough exposure being married to the editor of Heavy Metal magazine), but her appearance was minimal and yes, her "big guns" made the required appearance to satisfy those who just have to see them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 8, 2004
Format: DVD
George Hueng's remake of the classics 50's film is a stunning exercise in virtual reality. Although it starts off a little slow, once it kicks in, it is bristling with suspense and great effects. The cast is key in keeping the movie together:
Steven Culp as the handsome owner of the company evolves in a way that's not too flattering;
stalwart Clea Duvall continues her reign as the esoteric teen queen as the selfless, innocent intern, who also undergoes a metamorphosis;
Tyler Mane, the hulking actor, who has spent most of his time hidden behind make-up (Planet of the Apes, X-Men) is an engaging screen presence, very good in a somewhat stereotypical role, and Jason Marsden as acne-infected nerd is also effective.
The movie is its own allegorical spin on monsters, and by the end of the movie, you'll ask yourself---who was the worst monster?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "sheryden" on November 15, 2002
Format: DVD
To be honest, I initially watched the film because Steven Culp, a favorite actor of mine, was in it. (Yes, that's a cheesy reason to watch a movie.) The plot sounded a little silly, so I had my doubts going in. To my surprise, it was brilliant.
Basically, the film is a social commentary disguised as a B horror flick. The movie attempts to define what actually constitutes a monster, and probes the extent to which there is the capacity for darkness in everyone.
While the movie can be a bit contrived in parts, the film delivers overall. I found myself lulled into believing the movie would end predictably, but was pleasantly thrown for a loop.
The characters, as in any good B horror movie, are overblown and a bit unbeleivable. The exceptions are Culp and co-star Clea DuVall. Both are engaging individually, and together, they have a believable chemistry. DuVall's evolution as a character and Culp's final speech were worth the entire movie.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cookieman108 on July 21, 2006
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Not so long ago someone got the bright idea to take a handful of old American International films released back in the 1950s and redo them for cable television...notice I didn't say remake...among them were Earth vs. the Spider (2001), She-Creature (2001), The Day the World Ended (2001), Teenage Caveman (2002), and this one, titled How to Make a Monster (2001). Written and directed by George Huang (Swimming with Sharks), the film features Steven Culp (Thirteen Days, "Desperate Housewives"), Clea DuVall (Ghosts of Mars, Identity), Jason Marsden (The Boy Who Cried Alien), Karim Prince ("Malcolm in the Middle"), and Tyler `Sabretooth' Mane (X-Men, Troy). Also appearing is Colleen Camp (D.A.R.Y.L., Clue), who was also one of the producers on this film, and horror queen of the plasticine Julie Strain (Psycho Cop Returns, Lingerie Kickboxer).

As the film begins we see a group of snotty children involved in a test market evaluation on a violent new video game called Evil-ution, which, by the way, is one of the shoddiest games I've seen in awhile. Anyway, after the children rip it a new one (they said it was lame, boring and not scary enough, among other things), the current game designers get the proverbial boot, eventually replaced by an outside team led by a weasel type named Peter Drummond (Culp) made up of a trio of antisocial misfits including an oversized paranoid sociopathic weapons expert named Hardcore (Mane), an outspoken artificial intelligence engine designer named Sol (Prince), and a nerdy, pimply toad named Bug, whose proficiency lies in music and sound effects.
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