COMPO Monsters

Win! A signed poster and three copies of Gareth Edwards’ must-see debut on Blu-ray

We’ve had a happy run of breathtaking sci-fi debuts in the past few years: Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 and Duncan Jones’ Moon for example. Arguably the best of the bunch, however, is Gareth Edwards’ breathtakingly good road movie/love story/creature feature mash-up Monsters .

Edwards’ unique twist on the typical monster movie: humanity has become apathetic towards the presence of giant, bioluminescent, squid creatures after they arrived on Earth six years prior. Mexico has become an infected zone and quarantined, unfortunate for journalist Andrew Kaulder (McNairy) who begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, Sam Wynden (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the US border.

Receiving a pair of 4.5 star reviews in SFX 208 and 203, we praised the convincing central relationship (McNairy and Able are real-life man and wife) and impressive, subtle special effects – particularly as they were all created by Edwards’ on his own laptop. You can win one of three copies on Blu-ray (which is handy because despite being shot guerrilla-style on a micro-budget, it looks better than most blockbusters) and a poster signed by SFX ’s own Hope For The Future Gareth Edwards by answering the following easy peasey question .