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Kasagonagá: The Cute, Kind Monster We All Need Right Now

A sky deity falling from the sky sounds bad, right? Not if it’s the Kasogonagá!

Pontianak: The Vampiric Ghost of Southeast Asia

The pontianak, or kuntilanak, has long been a staple of Malay horror.

Nuckelavee: Scotland’s Skinless Evil Monstrosity

This horse-like horror emerges from the sea bringing death and disease.

Modern Zombies: The Rebirth of the Undead

In the final episode of our three-part series, we bring us to the 21st-century zombie.

Why George Romero Changed Zombies Forever

In this second episode of our special series, we move from the zombi to the Romero zombie.

The Origins of the Zombie, from Haiti to the U.S.

The first episode of our three-part special series on the complex history of the zombie.

How Gargoyles Became Monsters

Do you know where they originated from?

The Original Urban Legend: Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-heeled Jack became both a terrifying boogeyman and an avenging hero.

Unlocking the Mystery of Loch Ness

Find out what theories have been disproven—and what questions are still unanswered.

The Fatal Song of the Sirens

We picture sirens as similar to mermaids, but the original first sirens weren’t fish-like.

Bunyip: Australia’s Mysterious Amphibian Monster

A constant in the stories of the bunyip is the role of Aboriginal storytelling & culture.

Jorōgumo: The Deadly Spider Woman from Yokai Lore

This shapeshifting female spider monster from Japan might be your worst nightmare.

What's In My (Go) Bag?

Why do we have such a fascination with apocalyptic scenarios?

Slender Man: How The Internet Created a Monster

There are few modern monsters more notorious, or more recognized, than Slenderman.

Jinn: The Ancient Arabian Shapeshifters

The jinni are far more important, and frightening, than pop culture would have us believe.

The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti

Does this snow monster really exist?

The Dark Origins of Hansel and Gretel

What could possibly have prompted the creation of this twisted tale?

Leshy: The Slavic Lord of the Forest

Learn about the surprising history of this shapeshifting creature.

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.

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