Chaos reigns in teaser for new supernatural K-drama ‘Monstrous’

Starring ‘D.P’’s Koo Kyo-hwan and ‘Hospital Playlist’’s Shin Hyun-bin

Streaming platform Viu has unveiled a new teaser for upcoming South Korean horror-thriller drama Monstrous.

In the new trailer, archaeologists unearth a massive Buddha statue with its eyes covered, as a man warns that it is haunted by a vindictive spirit. The sky quickly turns dark and ominous, and an image of Buddha at a nearby temple begins to bleed from its eyes.

All hell breaks loose in the neighbouring village, Jinyang-gun, as regular citizens appear to get possessed by the entity that inhabits the statue after laying eyes on it, causing destruction across the small, isolated town.

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Set to premiere on TVING later this month, Monstrous stars Koo Kyu-hwan (D.P) as eccentric archaeologist Jung Ki-hoon, tasked to investigate the supernatural phenomena plaguing Jinyang-gun as the consequence of an ancient curse.

Joining him is Shin Hyun-bin (Hospital Playlist), who plays his character’s ex-wife Lee Soo-jin. A genius pattern interpreter, Soo-jin leaves her successful life behind and heads to Jinyang-gun after losing her daughter in a terrible disaster.

Notably, Monstrous is helmed by Hellbound director Yeon Sang-ho. The forthcoming series is the latest in the critically acclaimed director and screenwriter’s growing body of Korean horror films, which also includes the record-breaking Train To Busan (2016), its sequel Peninsula (2020), and occult drama The Cursed (2020).

The six-episode horror series is set to premiere on April 29 via TVING with new episodes releasing weekly, and will also be available to stream on Viu the following day.

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