THE BEAST BELOW aka LEIO (2022) Review of Thai monster movie

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‘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


Teaser trailer:


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,

Original title:
โคตรแย้ยักษ์ “Terrifying Giant”

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