“Full boar action”

Films: Chawz (2009)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Forest/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of an average cow.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Korea isn't exactly the first place you'd expect their to be a film about nature running amok. But then again, if there's anything "The Host" proved, it's that our tampering with the natural order, no matter what the country, is bound to give rise to some rather awful terrors.

History: Bred for the war effort a long time ago, many genetically altered boars were released into the wild after the project fell through. Big mistake, as they rapidly began to eat everything out of house and home, and generally made a mess of the ecosystem. Thankfully, all of them perished in time. All but one. A mother boar, no less. And after years of peaceful tranquility, a Korean village is about to get a rude awakening from one Hell of a squealer.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After its children are killed, the boar is driven mad with grief, and manages to fall for a trap that gets it caged, incapacitated, and with some dynamite, blown up.

Powers/Abilities: Immense strength and a charge that can break through steel.

Weakness: Heavy artillery.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-The CGI can get a bit hokey at times, but aside from that, it seems that there's an unspoken rule in cinema that giant boars need to be utterly terrifying predators. This thing's hideous teeth and propensity to barrel through all competition make it a sure piece of work.

Trivia: -The film's title is based on the Korean word for "Trap".

-This film's director, Shin Jung-won, made this film as an allegory for Korea's damaged environment, as well as a need for his country to have their own Nature-Run-Amok film, ala "Anaconda" and "The Birds".

Image Gallery

These eyes know only hate.

Stop posing and RUN!

He saw a shipment of pork byproducts go about.
Puumba is done messing around.

What big teeth you have. And tusks, don't forget.
I thought we were steak.