Love In A Time of Monsters

September 15, 2020

Mario Beltrami Scores LOVE AND MONSTERS, Coming to VOD Oct 16

– by Randall D. Larson

LOVE AND MONSTERS is an upcoming post-apocalyptic romantic comedy film directed by Michael Matthews (FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES [2017]), with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen serving as producers. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Michael Rooker, Ariana Greenblatt and Jessica Henwick.

Dylan O’Brien

The film takes place seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, during which Joel Dawson (O’Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground while giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

Mario Beltrami

Versatile film composer Mario Beltrami (SCREAM, A QUIET PLACE, WORLD WAR Z, THE HURT LOCKER, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, UNDERWATER) is scoring the film. Other intriguing scoring work he’s got on the way include THE QUIET PLACE II (currently set for release on April 2021), THE WAY I SEE IT (a documentary film about Pete Souza, the former Chief Official White House Photographer; premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and is now scheduled for a limited release on September 18, 2020, followed by broadcast on MSNBC on October 9, 2020); CHAOS WALKING (science fiction film based on Patrick Ness’s 2008 novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy; about a dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others’ thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise. Scheduled for US release released in the United States on January 22, 2021); and FEAR STREET (first film in a trilogy based on the book series by R. L. Stine; set for release in mid-2021 on Netflix, which will release the trilogy one film per month; about a group of teenagers in 1994 who find out that the terrifying events that have occurred in their town and that they may be the next targets).

Original titled Monster Problems and slated for release last March, the release date was moved several times, and now Paramount has announced the film would forgo a theatrical release and instead be released under its Paramount Players and MTV Films labels via video on demand on October 16, 2020.

– via Wikipedia, IMDB, Dread Central,, and other sources.

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