Monstrum takes a closer look at monsters, myths, and legends.


  • The Origins of ‘Big Bug’ Science Fiction

    Learn all that contributes to this beloved film subgenre featuring footage from Deep Look!
  • The Werewolf’s Modern Metamorphosis

    This episode will help you understand why the popularity of the werewolf continues to grow
  • The Killer Origins of the Werewolf

    How did wolves come to be associated with cannibalism, sorcery, and mental illness?
  • Will-o’-the-Wisp: Monstrous Flame or Scientific Phenomenon?

    These elusive blue flames have been reported globally and inspired a wealth of folklore.
  • Fire Cat or Fire Cart? The History of Japan’s Kasha

    The Kasha drags the bodies of the dead to the underworld for a life of damnation.
  • El Silbón: The Deadly Whistler of the Grasslands

    This emaciated, whistling devil is cursed to wander the South American Countryside.
  • The Macabre Origins of the Grim Reaper

    This episode looks at the history of the scythe-wielding skeletal form of the Grim Reaper.
  • Don’t Let Them In! The Urban Legends of Black-Eyed Children

    Urban legend idea that the youngest of our species are out to destroy us.


About Monstrum

The world is full of monsters, myths, and legends and Monstrum isn’t afraid to take a closer look. The show, hosted by Emily Zarka, Ph.D., takes us on a journey to discover a new monster for each new episode. Monstrum looks at humans unique drive to create and shape monster mythology through oral storytelling, literature and film.