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A Monster Calls Teaser Gets Frightening With Giant Creature and Liam Neeson Growl

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A slight word or two of warning is in order. Although this is the director of The Orphanage, Juan Antonio Bayona, making another tale of kids and scares, the real horror in the movie is the cancer the boy’s mother has. The monster is what gives him the strength to get through it, by telling him stories and “possessing” him.

But Liam Neeson plays the monster, and he’s doing a growly shtick that literally sounds like what he’s thinking in his head is, “Raaar! I’m a monster!” I hope this turns out more Dreamchild than Bridge to Terabithia.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist