Three small-time thieves specializing in home burglary pose as caterers for a fancy dinner party at the Malibu mansion of the extravagantly wealthy Dawson family. But their plan for the perfect heist goes horribly wrong when they discover that the Dawsons and their guests are actually a support group of recovering serial killers. When one of the addicts can’t resist the urge to attack, this simple cash grab becomes an all-out battle for survival where no one is safe.
For my last movie review of 2018, I was asked to review Monster Party, a crime thriller/horror hybird from the awesome folks at RLJ Entertainment and I accepted because…
- It has one of my most favorite modern day actresses in it (Robin Tunney)
- The whole idea of thieves vs. serial killers in a house full of weapons with no rules but to survive.
So, who does live and who dies? To tell you would ruin the fun watching this roller coaster ride of a film will bring. The acting in this movie is top notch and adds to a very smart and sassy script that is filled with twists, turns, some very dark humor and gore a plenty but also shows a sense of restraint in the midst of all of the goings on.
With a movie such as this one, I didn’t know who to root for in this band of antiheroes because both groups have noble reasons to commit the crimes they do (protection of home vs. paying off the gambling debt of a relative of one of the young thieves), but you know what they say about the road of good intentions and where it leads because Monster Party is not afraid to take you down that road.