Despite the fact that we’ve posted several photos and a poster for the forthcoming South Korean creature feature “Sector 7” here at Beyond Hollywood, the truth of the matter is that none of us really know what the film is about. Sure, you’ve got a group of people on an oil rig fighting some sort of incredibly sinister monstrosity, but above that, the specifics of the plot have been shrouded in virtual darkness. Until now. Although I’m of the belief that monster movies don’t need much of a story — I’m just happy just watching people fighting blood-thirsty beasts for 90-plus minutes — having more information to chew on sometimes gets people more interested. So here you go, dear readers. Feel free to throw as much interest as you want at “Sector 7”.
As promised, the plot synopsis:
In “Sector 7”, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun’s father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time. After 3 weeks of preparation, Hae-jun takes new recruit underwater, but he sinks to the bottom of the sea when his equipment fails. Shortly after crew members begin to turn up dead, one by one, their bodies viciously mutilated. What the few survivors soon discover is a transparent underwater creature they encountered once before. The viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on the crew to survive. For Hae-jun and his colleagues, a fight for their lives begins.