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By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Monster anthology light on monsters, heavy on sex, violence.

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Modern horror movies often use their monsters as a metaphor for day-to-day struggles, like overcoming grief and trauma. Monsterland takes the opposite approach. Everyday struggles are the main focus of the anthology series, while monsters take on an elusive, metaphorical role. Sometimes you barely see them at all. So, while Monsterland promises a sort of horror anthology version of, say, Black Mirror, it doesn't really deliver any spooky delights, scary creatures, or anything someone would reasonably expect from a Halloween show. Instead, the viewer is mostly left with an incredibly bleak vision of contemporary America, inspiring way more dread than fright.

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