‘Be careful what you dig for’
The Beast Below is a 2022 Thai comedic monster movie about a massive mutant butterfly lizard that attacks humans. Also known as Leio
Directed by visual effects creator Chalit Krileadmongkon (Khun Phaen Begins; Norah; Nakee 2; The Promise), making his feature directorial debut.
The movie stars Golf Pichaya Nitipaisalkul, Fang Dhanantorn Neerasingh, Palm Supachai Suwanon, Gena Desouza and Tap Pongtap Anurat.
A once-famous singer returns to his hometown and takes part in a water field drilling contest, hoping to win a large cash prize. However, what the contest organisers don’t know is that there is a mysterious giant beast lurking underground…
“The humans are quirky but ultimately too cookie-cutter and dull, the unimaginative monster provides minimal thrills, and the visual effects — while better than expected — are sterile. Nevertheless, The Beast Below may still satisfy those creature-feature enthusiasts who are always willing to overlook shortcomings out of a desire to see freakishly big animals rage against mankind.” 2 out of 5, Bloody Disgusting
Cast and characters:
Pichaya Nitipaisalkul … Kao
Fang Dhanantorn Neerasingh … Fon
Supachai Suwanon … Yo
Gena Desouza … Jane
Pongtap Anurat … Mhee
In Thailand, the film was released theatrically on July 28, 2022,
โคตรแย้ยักษ์ “Terrifying Giant”