Place your bets, folks! It’s a feisty teenage girl versus a hunky serial killer who can rip people’s hearts out with his bare hands! Yeah, normally I would totally go with the serial killer in this little bout, but since this is a movie, and having the serial killer (the “bad guy,” if you will) win is kinda lame, I’m guessing the girl will come up on top. Let’s hope she has more going for her than just a lot of screaming, cause this fight might not last long if that’s the case.
Check out a trailer for Hwang In-ho’s South Korean thriller “Monster” below, along with a poster and some images for your viewing pleasure.
Bok-Soon (KIM Go-Eun) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho bitch” in her neighborhood. Bok-Soon’s relatively peaceful life with her sister is disrupted when they cross paths with a serial killer named Tae-Soo (LEE Min-Ki). Tae-Soo kills Bok-Soon’s sister because she may have stumbled upon the truth of his murderous lifestyle. Bok-Soon’s rage consumes her completely, leading her to plot her revenge on Tae Soo. Meanwhile, Tae-Soo vows to tie up his only loose end—Bok-Soon. Bok-Soon’s descent into revenge and electrifying struggle with Tae-Soo culminates in a riveting conclusion. Who will emerge alive—hot-blooded Bok-Soon or cold-hearted Tae-Soo?
Starring Lee Min-Ki and Kim Go-Eun.
The film is getting a limited North American release this March 14th in Los Angeles, so check your, er, local Los Angeles listings, I guess.