Mon Mon Mon Monsters
This Taiwanese teen film turns high school into a nihilistic nightmare. Class geek Shu-Wei Lin is forced to undertake community service with three of his bullies at an old people’s home. While attempting to relieve an elderly gentleman of his valuables, the gang are attacked by a humanoid monster and its older sibling. After the schoolboys capture, imprison and torture the smaller one, Shu-Wei Lin learns that the bigger one that’s hellbent on revenge may not be the scariest thing out there.
By turns hilarious, heart-breaking and horrifically hard to watch, Mon Mon Mon Monsters is a misanthropic metaphor for the horrors of humanity – and high school.