Monstrous: Yeon Sang-ho brings us another new kind of terror

Monstrous, a new K Drama horror from train to Busan writer/director blends zombie-like Craziness with ancient evil spirits and the results are, of course…great.

With the upcoming release of Yeon Sang-ho’s new sci-fi action film Jung_E, I thought I would hook you up with some more Sang-ho action. I mean, does this guy ever sleep? it really doesn’t seem that way but, hey, who are we to complain?

Monstrous takes place in a small rural village where nothing really ever happens. The head of an ancient Buddha statue is removed without consent by the local government to be placed in an exhibition to attract tourists. This awakens an old spirit and biblical-like disasters start to ravage the once-quiet town. Mysterious Black Rain starts to fall from the sky and people begin to turn into homicidal maniacs, their eyes demonic white attacking and brutally murdering everyone around them.

A nice approach to the zombie genre and horror genre. Although, it defo wouldn’t be classed as a zombie horror. The possessed people start acting out their darkest desires or evil thoughts. Very much like what we saw in George A Romero’s, The Crazies or Rob Jabazz’s, The Sadness (not on the level of depravity of The Sadness though)

Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Koo Kyo-hwan and Shin Hyun-been

Another awesome series with Yeon Sang-ho growing in cinematic strength with each production. Monstrous is an easy one to binge too. Each episode is roughly 40 minutes long with only 6 episodes in the season. Sometimes it is a relief to see that we don’t have the epic 16-episode season. 16-episodes pretty much means we won’t be moving much until the series is done.

What are you waiting for? go forth and check out Monstrous right this minute!

As always, thanks for reading.


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