Parenting: It looks far scarier than any horror movie known to mankind. I don’t have kids, but I have friends who do, and it sometimes transforms perfectly rational people into insanely illogical humanoids. I’ve seen it go down like that. But what happens when those cute, adorable children grow up to be obnoxious, good-for-nothing brats who don’t appreciate anything at all?
Writer Sarah Daly and director Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki explore such a scenario with the upcoming horror flick Kids vs. Monsters. It follows the adventures of six kids who are sent to a house by their parents — a house filled with monsters! To help bring this tale to life, the filmmakers have gathered a very impressive group of thespians, including Malcolm McDowell, Lance Henriksen, Armand Assante, Adrian Paul, Christopher Atkins, and Night Court alum Richard Moll. Color me excited!
This synopsis will give you a more in-depth look at the story.
The six richest people in the world – Damian Knight (Assante), Greg Lovett (Paul), Charles Chance (Atkins), Francine Gingerfield (Lee Purcell), Maxine Fitmore (Mary Birdsong) and Cecilia Sealskin (Candace Elaine) – each have one thing still dragging them down… their intolerable kids. Luckily, there is a mysterious entity known as The Boss (McDowell) who with his assistant Heinrich (Henriksen) is happy to help. See, he has some monsters of his own, and they are just dying to test out their skills.
The parents arrange to drop their six troublesome kids – David Knight (Bridger Zadina), Avatara Lovett (Taylor Stammen), Candy Chance (Francesca Eastwood), Oliver Gingerfield (Daniel David Stewart), Bobby Fitmore (Jesse Camacho) and Molly Sealskin (Sydney Endicott) – at one big creepy house attended to by The Butler (Moll). Havoc ensues as seven monsters, including Mr. Beet (Michael Bailey Smith), take on the kids in a life or death showdown. Who will be left standing?
Kids vs. Monsters is presently scheduled to hit Digital HD and VOD on September 29. If you’re curious about the flick, then feel free to check out the trailer and the poster below.