As anyone who’s read a few posts on this blog is probably aware, I have a weakness for monster movies.
If there was any genre of film I’d love to see return to the splendor of it’s past, it’d have to be the “Monster on the Loose” sub-genre.
The genre isn’t dead by any means, but mainstream releases are few and far between.
Thankfully, with the release of Cloverfield a few years back, and the impending release of both Super 8 (which may or may not include some sort of monster) and the new American Godzilla movie; it would seem my wish is well on it’s way to coming true.
Running parallel to all this, is the curious emergence of South Korea as a major player in the monster movie genre.
In the past several years though, movies like the uber-hit, The Host, the uber-expensive shit-fest D-War, and even the boar on the loose movie, Chaw have been produced in Korea, contributing some legitimate hits (and misses) to the ongoing renaissance of the South Korean film industry.
Which leads me to the film of the title of this post, Sector 7.
I posted an article awhile back professing my love, not just for monster movies, but more specifically for aquatic monster movies.
Given that Sector 7 takes place on an oil rig, and involves some sort of tentacled and (presumably) man-eating whats-it, it’s hard for me to deny that; even on paper, Sector 7 sounds like a must see for me.
Thankfully, the trailer seems to deliver the goods for the most part, with stellar production values, a neat location, and all without a clear shot of the monster in sight:
Call me crazy, but I’m one of those guys that really likes to be surprised by the big reveal of the monster in a movie.
Hell, I remember struggling, day and night; to avoid all the media hype surrounding Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla movie, just because I didn’t want to have the Big G’s appearance ruined for me.
What a waste of my motherfuckin’ time that was…
Anyway, I really don’t know a whole lot about Sector 7 at this point, but the concept, neat sets, and promise of a nasty monster on the prowl have me itching in my boots.