A filmmaker walks a fine line when he or she makes a monster movie that caters to the whole family. On the one hand, they must endeavor to make sure that the creature looks exotic, otherworldly and weird. On the other hand, a filmmaker also needs to make sure that the horror aspects of a particular monster's initial scenes are not overwhelming for the younger member of the audience. As Chris Wedge explains, the opening scene of Monster Trucks' first cut initially set the horror bar a little bit too high, and it proved jarring for test audiences. Wedge and his team went back to the editing room and used the phrase "too scawy" as their mantra for whether or not a sequence would work for kids.