Jong-ho Huh gives me everything I could want from a 1500s creature feature’
‘Imagine Bong Joon Ho’s The Host set in the 16th century’
A creature feature merging martial arts madness with fantastic folklore, Monstrum is brimming with warrior action, cinematic beauty – and of course – a giant furry monster. Helmed by South Korean director and co-writer, Huh Jong-ho, Monstrum is set for its UK Blu-ray debut and on digital on 4th October and on DVD 11th October from Acorn Media International in conjunction with Shudder.
16th Century South Korea: The plague terrorises villagers and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumours of a fabled and ferocious beast roaming Mount Inwangsan begin to spread, fear soon turns to panic. To quell the rising terror, King Jungjong (Hee-soon Park – The Scam) brings his most trusted general, Yoon-gyeom (Myung-Min Kim – Six Flying Dragons) back from retirement to hunt the monstrous Monstrum – which threatens both palace and people.
Joined by royal court officer Heo (Woo-sik Choi – Parasite), his daughter Myeong (Hyeri Lee – Record of Youth), and loyal right-hand man Seong-han (In-kwon Kim – My Way), Yoon-gyeom embarks on a quest to find the legendary monster.
More than a simple tale of man versus beast, Monstrum considers the origins of myths and murderous monsters. Is the creature real… or a figment of mass imagination?