THE MONSTER: Out on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 24, 2017

Aaron Douglas’ horror movie THE MONSTER is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 24, 2017 and will include the Featurette ‘Eyes in the Darkness’. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRREEKEE

Directed by: Bryan Bertino

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas, Scott Speedman

Synopsis: Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) directs this suspenseful and scary new film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone on these desolate backroads—a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave…

THE MONSTER: Available on iTunes

Aaron Douglas’ horror movie THE MONSTER is now available for purchase in the USA iTunes store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-monster/id1167717423.

For those of you that missed it, HERE is the trailer.

VIDEO: The Monster (2016)

The Monster
AIR DATE: October 6, 2016 on DirecTV and in theaters and VOD (video on demand) on November 11, 2016
AARON’S CHARACTER: Jesse
WRITTEN BY: Bryan Bertino
DIRECTED BY: Bryan Bertino
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3976144/

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THE MONSTER: Trailer

Here is the trailer for Aaron Douglas’ horror movie THE MONSTER. Aaron is shown on screen at time stamps 1:03 – 1:10 and 1:16 – 1:17
The movie premieres today on DIRECTV CINEMA Pay Per View (Oct 6 – Nov 2). It will be released in theaters and VOD (video on demand) on Nov 11.

 

The Monster | Official Trailer HD | A24

YouTube: A24
Published: October 6, 2016
Synopsis: A divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help they come to realize they are not alone on the desolate backroads — a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave.

THE MONSTER: Premieres today on DirecTV Cinema (October 6, 2016)

Aaron Douglas’ horror movie THE MONSTER premieres today exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA Pay Per View (October 6 – November 2, 2016).
It will be released in theaters and VOD (video on demand) on November 11, 2016.

This movie is the reason why Aaron had a beard and (that awful) long homeless man hair last summer. I’ve read a couple of reviews of the movie and none of them mentioned Aaron. Did they not recognise him?!? Of course I expect everyone on here to recognise him in the movie. But just in case, here’s an image of what he looks like in the film :)

THE MONSTER: In Theaters and VOD – November 11, 2016

Aaron Douglas’ horror movie THE MONSTER is screening exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA Pay Per View (October 6 – November 2).
Then it will be released in theaters and VOD (video on demand) on November 11.

In The Monster, a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter (Ella Ballentine) make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father. Driving through deserted country roads, they have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone on these desolate backroads. An evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, one intent on never letting them leave.

The Monster is written and directed by Bryan Bertino and costars Scott Speedman, who also appeared in Bertino’s nerve-shredding 2008 film, The Strangers.

The film will be available to watch exclusively on DirecTV on Oct. 6 and will be released Nov. 11 in theaters and on demand.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Aaron’s Upcoming Movie & Television Appearances (October 2016)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming movie and television appearances for October 2016.

OCTOBER 6, 2016: The horror movie THE MONSTER is screening exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA Pay Per View (Oct 6 – Nov 2). Aaron plays Jesse.
OCTOBER 9, 2016: The HALLMARK movie GOURMET DETECTIVE: DEATH AL DENTE at 9/8c. Aaron plays Frank.
OCTOBER 22, 2016: Series Premiere of DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY on BBC AMERICA. Aaron plays Gordon Rimmer in all 8 episodes.
It will air on NETFLIX for the rest of the world in December.

THE MONSTER: Available to watch on DirecTV (???)

Does anyone have DIRECTV? It was original announced that Aaron Douglas’ horror movie THE MONSTER would premiere on DirecTV on October 6 (see screen capture below), but it looks like it is available to watch now for subscribers (ie: there’s a blue WATCH button that wasn’t there before). Does anyone have DirecTV and can check if it’s there or not?

https://www.directv.com/movies/The-Monster-ZGRTQWltVzhUaURudjVYN2Z1RVVNdz09

 

THE MONSTER: Screening at Tacoma Film Festival (Oct 7, 2016)

There will be a screening of Aaron Douglas’ movie THE MONSTER at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma on October 7.

Where: Blue Mouse Theatre. 2611 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA
Date: October 7, 2016
Time: 10:00pm
Website(s): Blue Mouse Theatre, Tacoma Film Festival

THE MONSTER: Screening at Sitges Film Festival (Oct 15, 2016)

There will be a screening of Aaron Douglas’ movie THE MONSTER at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Barcelona on October 15.

Where: Cine El Retiro. Carrer d’Angel Vidal, 17. 08870 Sitges, Barcelona
Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 9:00pm
Website: Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

THE MONSTER: Free Screening in Hollywood (Oct 6, 2016)

There will be a free screening of Aaron Douglas’ movie THE MONSTER at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on October 6.

Where: Egyptian Theatre. 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 9:45pm
Details: Free tickets available at the box office at 6:00 PM the night of the show – first come, first served. 2 tickets per person maximum.
Website: Beyond Fest 2016

 

On a dark and dreary evening, a divorced mother is taking her headstrong daughter to see her father however a broken down car on a deserted road will see them facing a greater threat than each other: something evil and hungry…

Bryan Bertino’s brilliant foray into monster movies is the kind of tense madness that genre fans can only dream of. Blessed with stellar camerawork, excellent acting and a scary as hell monster, this is the film to make you look under your car before you ride!

Kathy is a divorced mother with an alcohol problem. She loves her daughter but has lost her connection with her due to one too many drunk nights and missed school events. When she is forced to drive Lizzy to her father, the two find themselves in a car, simmering with anger. It’s not long before a wrong turn finds them traversing the deserted country roads and as luck would have it, their car breaks down. As they wait for help to arrive, the two are blissfully unaware of the evil lurking deep within the wood: The Monster is hungry and it will eat!

Set almost exclusively in one location, Bertino’s tight, tense exercise in monster horror scores real emotional points with its two excellent leads: Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine excel as the mother and daughter who love each other but can no longer tolerate the other and it’s through the clever use of flashbacks showing the deterioration of their relationship that Bertino creates the emotional impact needed for when the threat of the monster arrives.

It’d be foolish to not mention the titular monster: a beautiful, mainly practical creation that is sure to make those sfx-nuts in the audience drool at its’ frightening beauty. A ferocious beast whose motivations turn out to be more complex than you might think, it is as important a character as the mother & daughter duo and acts as a gnarling frightening heart of the film.

Monster movies never go out of fashion and Bertino’s effort is a stark reminder as to why: clever, frightening creations always lurk on the edges of celluloid, ready jump at us from the big screen and tear our faces off – the very reason why Beyond Fest is proud to present this original terror.

– Evrim Ersoy

THERE ARE MONSTERS renamed to THE MONSTER. Premiere on DirecTV on October 6

Remember how Aaron had a beard and long homeless man hair last summer? (How could you forget? Ha). It was for the film THERE ARE MONSTERS. The movie has been renamed to THE MONSTER. And according to Bloody Disgusting, it will premiere on DirecTV on October 6 with plans for a theatrical run in November.

 

A24 has dated The Monster for a DirecTV premiere on October 6 with plans for a theatrical run in November.

Originally titled There Are Monsters, the film was directed by Bryan Bertino, who was the writer, producer, and director of The Strangers, as well as the criminally underrated Mockingbird.

Starring Scott Speedman (Underworld), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), and Zoe Kazan (In Your Eyes, Fracture), The Monster focuses on a mother and daughter who are trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature.

A24 has been kicking ass having been behind The Witch, Green Room, Swiss Army Man and the forthcoming The Blackout’s Daughter.

Synopsis: From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness.

Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl.

Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

THE MONSTER: Screening at Calabasas Film Festival (September 21, 2016)

The Premiere screening of Aaron Douglas’ movie THE MONSTER will be at the Calabasas Film Festival on September 21.

Where: Regal Theater at The Commons
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Website: Calabasas Film Festival 2016

THERE ARE MONSTERS: Looping

This is the movie that Aaron was filming in Ottawa in July-August of last year. This role is what he had the long hair & beard for.

Aaron Douglas’ upcoming Television and Movie appearances (2016)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming television & movie appearances (so far) for 2016.

 

THE FLASH (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 2×10: Potential Energy of THE FLASH. The episode will be airing on January 19, 2016 on THE CW.

Show Synopsis: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

Episode Synopsis: JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY – Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2016.

Website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CW_theflash
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4859308/

 

THE X-FILES (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 1×05: Founder’s Mutation of THE X-FILES, playing Lindquist. The episode will be airing on February 15, 2016 on FOX.

UPDATE: Aaron’s episode has changed from episode 5 to episode 2 and will now be airing on Monday, January 25, 2016

Show Synopsis: Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET / 7:00-8:00 PM PT).

Episode Synopsis: MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES. When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

Website: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thexfilesonfox/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thexfiles
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4549948/

 

ONCE UPON A TIME (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 5×14: Devil’s Due of ONCE UPON A TIME, playing Fendrake the Healer. The episode will be airing on March 20, 2016 on ABC.

Show Synopsis: For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she’s reunited with Henry – the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago – on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry’s story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it’s in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves – except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke’s mayor and Henry’s adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic “Final Battle” for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place where fairytales are to be believed.

Website: http://abc.go.com/shows/once-upon-a-time
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnceABC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnceABC
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5201948/

 

THERE ARE MONSTERS (Film)

 

Aaron plays Jesse, a truck driver. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Scott Speedman and Aaron Douglas
Written and Directed by: Bryan Bertino
Synopsis: From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness. Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl. Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3976144/
Production Company: Unbroken Pictures (Facebook and Twitter)
Production Company: Atlas Independent (Facebook)
Distributor: A24 (Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Distributor: Front Row Filmed Entertainment (Facebook)
Sales Representative: Embankment Films (Website)

 

LITTLE PINK HOUSE (Film)

 

Aaron plays the Governor. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Written and Directed by: Courtney Balaker
Synopsis: A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/
Official: Facebook and Twitter
Production Company: Brightlight Pictures (Website and Facebook)
Production Company: Korchula Productions (Website, Facebook and Twitter)

 

THE DRIFTLESS AREA (Film)

 

Aaron has a cameo in this film as a fireman. This film played at several film festivals in 2015, including the Toronto International Film Festival. SONY recently bought the rights to this movie so fingers crossed we’ll finally be able to see it.

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zachary Sluser
Synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDriftlessArea/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Driftless_Area
Production Company: http://bronstudios.com/portfolio/driftless-area/

 

THE ORCHARD (Short Film)

 

Aaron plays Jack. This short film played at several film festivals in 2015. No word yet on when it will be released to the public.

Starring: Aaron Douglas, Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan
Directed by: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Synopsis: Charlie, an ex-cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his former partner, Jack, plans to murder a homicide suspect.
Synopsis: An unsolved murder in a small rural town leaves two former police partners in ruins – and unearths a dark secret that’s formed between them.

Website: http://darcyvanpoelgeest.com/the-orchard/
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922124/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTheMovie

THERE ARE MONSTERS: Original Movie Poster starring Elisabeth Moss

While doing some ‘googling’ on the movie (THERE ARE MONSTERS) that Aaron filmed back in July, I came across the original movie poster. Elisabeth Moss was supposed to be in it?!?!? I have no idea why she didn’t end up being in it (I guess I could google that). But OH.MY.FRAKKING.GODS Aaron could have been in a movie with PEGGY OLSON!!!!

THERE ARE MONSTERS: Movie Poster & Synopsis

Synopsis:
From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness.

Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl.

Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

Cast:
Zoe Kazan … Kathy
Ella Ballentine … Lizzy
Scott Speedman … Roy
Aaron Douglas … Jesse
Christine Ebadi …Leslie Williams

Filmmakers:
Director and Writer … Bryan Bertino
Producers … William Green, Aaron Ginsburg, Adrienne Biddle

THERE ARE MONSTERS: Scott Speedman Discovers There Are Monsters

Scott Speedman Discovers There Are Monsters
Joining Bryan Bertino’s new horror
By: Owen Williams
Date: August 19, 2015
Source: Empire

 

Having himself played a hybrid of a vampire and a werewolf in the Underworld films, Scott Speedman is well placed to join the cast of There Are Monsters. Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) is directing, and has also signed up Aaron Douglas, Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine for the cast.

Details so far are sketchy, but the plot of the film centres on “a mother and daughter trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature”. It’s probably safe to assume that Kazan and Ballentine are, respectively, the mother and daughter. But all we know about Speedman and Douglas are that their characters are called Roy and Jesse. Do either of those sound like the name of a ruthless creature?

Bertino brought us the impressive The Strangers in 2008, but this is only the second time he’s directed since, following Mockingbird, which went straight to DVD here in the UK. He wrote an interesting-sounding Strangers sequel which never escaped from development Hell. But he also produced Oz Perkins’ February, Akiva Goldsman’s Stephanie, and remains attached to Grim Night, Scarecrow, and a number of other self-penned screenplays. So he’s keeping busy.

There Are Monsters is one of Bertino’s own scripts, and shooting is currently underway in Ottawa, Canada. It’s expected to see the light of day next year.

THERE ARE MONSTERS: Scott Speedman, Aaron Douglas Join Bryan Bertino’s ‘There Are Monsters’

This is the movie that Aaron was filming in Ottawa a few weeks ago. This role is what he had the long hair & beard for.


Scott Speedman, Aaron Douglas Join Bryan Bertino’s ‘There Are Monsters’ (Exclusive)
By: Paulina Jayne Isaac, Rebecca Ford
Date: August 18, 2015
Source: Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas and Scott Speedman

 

The horror film focuses on a mother and daughter who are tormented by a ruthless creature.

Scott Speedman (Underworld), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) and Ella Ballentine (The Captive) have joined horror film There Are Monsters, which will also star Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge).

The movie focuses on a mother and daughter who are trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature.

Bryan Bertino, the writer, director and producer behind The Strangers and Mockingbird, is helming There Are Monsters. Production on the Atlas Independent, an affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, and Unbroken Pictures project is underway in Canada.

William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce with Adrienne Biddle of Unbroken Pictures. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle will serve as an executive producer alongside Sonny Mallhi.

There Are Monsters will be distributed by A24 in the U.S. and is set to release in 2016.

Speedman’s recent work includes The Captive, starring alongside current co-star Ballentine and The Vow where he acted alongside Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. He currently has Animal Kingdom coming up with Jack Weary and Finn Cole. He’s repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion.

Douglas, who starred on Battlestar Galactica, is currently on A&E’s original series The Returned and is set to write and star in Infrared alongside Joseph Gatt. He’s repped by Gersh.

Ballentine is currently filming TV movie Anne of Green Gables in which she stars in the the titular role. She’s repped by Noble Caplan Abrams.

THERE ARE MONSTERS: Photos

TAM production meeting. @bryanbertino @zoekazan @a24 @phathoudini @aaronlginsburg @andyhorwitz

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First day of principal photography on TAM! @bryanbertino @a24

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'There Are Monsters' Night 1 @a24 @ZoeKazan @BryanBertino @AtlasEntertainment @aaronlginsburg @phathoudini @andyhorwitz

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Night shoot testing… I get to ride in the coolest trucks on this show. #ThereAreMonsters #Ottawa #PrepLife

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Dedication and hard work. #ThereAreMonsters #SetLife

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