- Participant Media
- Lewis MacDougall stars in A Monster Calls
The highest-profile monster movie so far has been A Monster Calls, a tearjerker about a 12-year old boy—played by the impressive Lewis MacDougall (Pan)—who is living with his grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) and coping with his mother's (Felicity Jones) fatal illness. The boy summons a gargantuan tree monster (Liam Neeson) to act out his rage. During the screening, many of the audience members wept, but I found A Monster Calls too sentimental and manipulative.
- Voltage Pictures
- Anne Hathaway stars in Colossal
Other monsters at TIFF include the aliens in Arrival and the earthbound animals in Morgan Spurlock's spine-tingling documentary Rats and the murderous creature in The Limehouse Golem.
- Number 9 Films
- Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke star in The Limehouse Goldem
"I'll wager that there's a tale being told here," says Kildare. "But it's up to us to decide if we can sink to the Golem's level of damnation to solve it."