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Valentine’s Day Buddy Review: Love and Monsters (2020)


Ah, Valentine’s Day . . . a day of love, romantic gestures, and gigantic monsters hellbent on eating everyone you hold dear. ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! In honor of this lovey-dovey holiday we thought we’d review the movie Love and Monsters as our special valentine gift to you! 😉

So, let’s get into it, shall we? What it’s all about . . .

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, 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 to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

1.) First thing’s first: Did you enjoy the movie?
SCREAM: I really did! I went in not expecting much, since I had heard so little about it, and I had a great time.
SUGAR: Same here! It was such a fun movie, but it also packed a punch with the feels at times too so it was like the best of both worlds.
2.) What did you think of the characters? Any favorites?
SCREAM: The dog, obviously. I shit you not when I say he was the selling point when we watched the trailer for the movie.
SUGAR: I really enjoyed the characters. I loved the bond between Joel and Boy the dog. They made for an excellent comedic duo and I could watch their antics all day. I also really liked Clyde (played by Michael Rooker) and Minnow. They were the perfect survival coaches to help give the main character the boost in skills he needed and offer him a lot of sass along the way.
3.) Did you enjoy the monsters and worldbuilding for the movie?
SCREAM: I thought that the CGI monsters were done really well, and I am always down for a post-apocalyptic worldbuilding. Burn it all down and start over again humans!
SUGAR: I agree! It isn’t often you’ll see us satisfied with CGI monsters, but this movie managed to do it right. I loved the way we got to learn about the world through Joel and the field guide he’s always working on.
4.) Which of the monsters would you try your hardest to avoid at all costs?
SCREAM: That centipede thing gone wild, no thanks.
SUGAR: OMG for real. There’s some gnarly creatures in this movie but my immediate answer was also that damn giant centipede.
Yup. We’d even rather run into this thing than that centipede.
5.) Would you suggest this movie to someone who has yet to see it?
SCREAM: I would! I think it was an unexpected fun time. I would even look forward to a sequel. (I never say that.)
SUGAR: Definitely. If you want something fun to watch with cool monsters and awesome characters you’ve gotta check this one out.

Have you seen Love and Monsters yet? If so, tell us what you thought of it. 🙂 What was the last monster movie you watched?

Published by sugarandscream

Welcome to our little blog of horrors, Sugar & Scream! If you're looking for a monstrously good time, rest assured, you've come to the right place. We're two best friends with a sisterhood forged in the Unholy Trinity that is Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction. When we're not busy devouring books, we're cooking up sinisterly scrumptious baked goods and other delights (and sometimes horrors) in our kitchens. Expect the unexpected, because we like to shake things up. Our blog is its own Frankenstein's Monster of our hobbies and passions all stitched together into one glorious abomination that encompasses everything from what we're reading and watching, to the hobbies we're working on, to our adventures in baking and plenty more!

One thought on “Valentine’s Day Buddy Review: Love and Monsters (2020)

  1. I’ve never ever heard of this movie. Where did you two see it? Netflix? Shudder? The last monster film I watched….hmmm. Does Annabelle count? Yes, she’s a doll, but the demon behind her makes a lot of appearances in the Creation film.


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