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!
  • Trolls: Scandinavia’s Malevolent, Magical Outcasts

    This episode takes you through the Nordic sagas that contribute to the prowess of Trolls.
  • 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.
  • Death Worms: Fact or Fiction?

    Look at the possible inspirations behind some of history’s most famous death worms.
  • 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.


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.