Girl vs. Monster

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Girl vs. Monster (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Girl vs. Monster” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2012. Directed by Stuart Gillard, the film is a mix of comedy, adventure, and musical elements.

The story revolves around a teenage girl named Skylar Lewis, portrayed by Olivia Holt, who comes from a long line of monster hunters. However, Skylar wants to have a normal life and dreams of becoming a singer. She hides her family’s monster-hunting legacy from her friends and peers, including her best friend, Henry, played by Brendan Meyer, and her crush, Ryan, portrayed by Luke Benward.

On the night of Halloween, Skylar accidentally releases a monster named Deimata, who feeds on fear and seeks to unleash other monsters into the world. Now, Skylar must confront her fears and accept her heritage to stop the monsters from wreaking havoc on Halloween night.

With the help of her friends and her grandmother, played by Kerris Dorsey, Skylar embarks on a thrilling adventure to face the monsters and prevent them from crossing over into the human world. Along the way, she discovers her own inner strength and the importance of embracing who she truly is.

“Girl vs. Monster” features exciting monster battles, catchy musical performances, and a heartfelt message about courage, self-acceptance, and the power of family. The film’s blend of humor and action makes it an entertaining watch for audiences of all ages.

The movie received positive reviews for its engaging storyline, talented cast, and catchy original songs. Olivia Holt’s performance as Skylar was particularly praised for her charm and charisma.

Overall, “Girl vs. Monster” delivers a fun and empowering cinematic experience that encourages viewers to confront their fears and embrace their true selves, making it a beloved addition to the Disney Channel Original Movie lineup.

Additional Details


  • Olivia Holt: Skylar Lewis
  • Brendan Meyer: Henry
  • Kerris Dorsey: Sadie
  • Luke Benward: Ryan Dean
  • Katherine McNamara: Myra Santelli
  • Tracy Dawson: Deimata
  • Anna Galvin: Theodosia
  • Stefano Giulianetti: Bob The Scarecrow
  • Jennifer Aspen: Julie Lewis
  • Brian Palermo: Steve Lewis
  • Adam Chambers: Cobb
  • Kurt Ostlund: Lead Jock and Henry’s bully


  • Director: Stuart Gillard
  • Producer: Tracey Jeffrey and Sheri Singer

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