The past couple of years have brought us zombie films and Bigfoot films, but what happens when they are combined? Love in the Time of Monsters, written by Mike Skvarla, directed by Matt Jackson and starring Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Michael McShane (Dr. Who).
What is Love in the Time of Monsters?
Two sisters lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction when they were children. Now, 15 years later, they venture to “Uncle Slavko’s All-American Family Lodge” to surprise their fiancée, who works as a costumed Sasquatch performer on the local “See the Bigfoot!” tour. Due to a freak accident, he and his coworkers fall victim to a super-cocktail of toxic waste that transforms them into primal, psychotic killers! Now, the sisters have to choose whether to kill him or help find a way to save his life. However, as the toxic ooze begins to build to critical mass in the swamp – and also contaminate the local forest wildlife – the only option left seems to be: kill or be killed! It’s a fight for survival for rednecks, bimbos, Latino lotharios and Croatian capitalists. Love in the Time of Monsters is a suspenseful, hilarious horror film that weaves its outrageous tale of love and zombie bigfeet through the dark woods of Northern California. While the film is violent and scary at times, its major themes are sacrifice, courage and forgiveness.
From what I have seen of the trailer, this is sure to be one of the best horror comedies to grace the screen since the original Scary Movie.
Sometimes the best way to learn about a film is to hear what those involved with it have to say. Here are a few words from director Matt Jackson:
“I love movies. But as much as I love well-regarded, Oscar winning films, the ones I really love are those full-hearted, action-packed movies from my youth. With healthy doses of comedy mixed between heaps of horror and drama, Love In The Time Of Monsters is a love letter to those movies I grew up with. But it’s not just a nostalgia fest; although I took cues from the past, I wanted to show the audience something it’s never quite seen before, and something that will stand out on it’s own in the crowded cinema scene. It’s been a hell of a journey -one spanning half a decade (!)- and I very much hope you enjoy watching Love In The Time Of Monsters as much as I enjoyed making it.”
–Matt Jackson, Director