When Shu-wei Lin, a bullied high school teenager, is forced to team up with his tormentors as part of a class project, the teens stumble onto the hunting ground of flesh-eating siblings. After capturing one of these ‘ghouls’, the teenagers stash it away in an abandoned room, eager to subject the sentient creature to increasingly cruel forms of torture for their own twisted amusement. Motivated by self- preservation and hoping to escape his own suffering at the hands of the bullies, Shu-wei decides to participate in the creature’s torment until, unavoidably, violence breeds death.
With Mon Mon Mon Monsters, celebrated author and filmmaker Giddens Ko probes the monstrous nature of mankind but also how, under the right set of circumstances, anyone can be conditioned into behaving cruelly. Unmissable and imaginative, Mon Mon Mon Monsters balances visceral thrills with a fierce social critique that doesn’t excuse how easily the educational system can perpetuate a cycle of abuse that turns victims into victimizers.
“[P]aints a disturbing picture of contemporary youth culture while delivering gruesome sights that’ll have horror hounds howling in approval” – Richard Kuipers, Variety