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Monstro! on DVD in October

31 August 2012

Three gorgeously deranged killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community after their murderous actions attract the wrong kind of attention. But not all is as it seems in this small town. A few of the locals try desperately to warn them of the dangers of going into the water but these crazy vixens listen to no one and they brazenly take to the sea. Unbeknownst to them however, their seaside frolic has awakened a horrifying beast from the depths of the ocean. It isn't long before these sexy sirens are hip-deep in trouble as the sea itself rises in a tidal wave of blood and they face the fight of their lives against the terrifying kraken.

The 2010 Monstro! (originally titled El Monstro del mar!) follows in the tradition of innovative and exciting independent cinema of the 60s and 70s golden era of exploitation and horror. Shot with practical effects and good old blood, sweat and tears, director Stuart Simpson has created what the press release assures us is an aesthetically polished and highly entertaining film to please all fans of cult cinema. What do you reckon? There are certainly some intriguing comments on IMDb, my favourite being from member Jason Hill, who headlines his review with "It's crap, but good crap. Enjoy the ride." Horror Talk called it "a B-movie exploitation lover's wet dream," while Brutal as Hell called it "a perfect waste of time, and I'm good with that."

Monstro! will be released on UK DVD on 22nd October 2012 by Monster Pictures at the RRP of £13.27.

And yes, there are plenty of extra features:

  • 2 Feature Length Audio Commentaries;
  • Cast Interviews;
  • Deleted Scenes;
  • Behind the Scenes;
  • Trailer;
  • Short Film – Acid Spiders;
  • Short Film – Sickie.