Movie Review: Mon Mon Mon Monsters (NC16)
This high-school horror is a stark contrast from director Giddens Ko's hit 2011 romantic comedy You Are The Apple Of My Eye.
Following a group of bullies and two monsters that feed on human flesh, Mon Mon Mon Monsters is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
As the most unpopular student in class, protagonist Lin Shu-wei (Deng Yukai) is always bullied by Ren-hao (Kent Tsai) and his friends.
But a community service session bonds the group, and when they unexpectedly capture one of two demonic sisters, they start torturing her.
I love the hipster-style colour grading, but the story leaves me more dumbfounded and overwhelmed than entertained.
It becomes pretty pointless when everyone is nihilistic and there is not a single character to feel for.
But, at least in their respective roles, the cast put in superb performances, which makes this a film that will thrill horror fans.