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Girl Vs. Monster (2012)

A teen girl goes on a mission to recapture a dangerous monster that she accidentally released before it can do harm to her parents.

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writers:

Annie DeYoung (story), Annie DeYoung (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Holt ... Skylar Lewis
Kerris Dorsey ... Sadie
Brendan Meyer ... Henry
Katherine McNamara ... Myra Santelli
Adam Chambers ... Cobb
Tracy Dawson ... Deimata
Brian Palermo ... Steve Lewis
Luke Benward ... Ryan Dean
Jennifer Aspen ... Julie
Donald Heng ... Chet
Rowen Kahn ... Wyatt
Anna Galvin ... Witch / Teacher
Stefano Giulianetti ... Scarecrow (voice)
Kurt Ostlund ... Jock #1
William Hutchinson ... Jock #2 (as Will Hutchinson)
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Storyline

Skylar finds out that her parents are monster hunters after she accidentally releases some monsters from a secret containment chamber; so she and her techno friends must recapture all the monsters and also save her mom and dad from these monsters who are out for revenge. Written by vhavnal

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Face your fears.


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl vs. Monster See more »

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Trivia

Tenth Disney Channel Original Movie to be rated TV-PG. See more »

Goofs

When she is dialing someone on the phone, it is obviously just a video on iPhone. See more »

Quotes

Sadie: The emidula is the part of the brain that orchestrates the response when danger is detected.
Henry: You're going to fry your brain if you don't take a break.
Skylar Lewis: Stop stressing over your presentation. You're going to do great.
Sadie: You know how I fall apart under pressure. When I have to get up in front of the class, I will totally freeze up and look like an idiot.
Skylar Lewis: Just don't let it scare you.
Sadie: Said the girl with no fear.
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Connections

Referenced in Kickin' It: The New Girl (2013) See more »

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Had Me @ Hello
Written by Dan Book, Alexei Misoul and Shelly Peiken
Produced by Dan Book, Alexei Misoul and Shelly Peiken
Performed by Luke Benward
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Pleasing and enjoyable children's horror/comedy fare
16 October 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Trying to keep a rival from her crush, a teen's attempt to sneak out to a party frees the captured monster spirits collected by her monster-hunter parents and must round them up before they overtake the town during the Halloween party.

This here managed to be a pretty enjoyable and entertaining children's horror effort that has a lot going for it. By starting off with all the usual teen drama over the wishful relationship, the friendships between each other and their ability to almost be superheroes by accomplishing anything no matter the situation or solution presented gives this a rather easy integration into the horror scenes, watered-down as they are for such a release format as this one has, that come later on. Those aren't bad, with a creepy graveyard stalking, a rather enjoyable confrontation in the woods between the group and a pretty creepy creature as well as a rousing hunt for the creatures inside the mansion party when they get released and begin wreaking havoc with the guests, only to be saved by another dose of the super-teen lifestyle mentioned earlier. It's also got a lot of good by showcasing the monsters mostly as practical effects instead of CGI only for minimal use, plus it has a lot in the overcoming of your fears which is a good message to spread and does nicely in managing to mix the two genres together nicely. As usual, the comedy's hit-or-miss but it's not enough to hurt it much overall for the lame joke or pratfall doesn't hurt it as much as it could have.

Rated Unrated/PG: Mild Violence.


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