Monster Week: Terrifying yet fascinating behemoths

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Be very afraid. Animal Planet’s Monster Week will terrify yet fascinate you with these real-life giant monsters

Witness the first-ever, and only, footage of the elusive 18-metre monster of a squid, and a host of other gargantuan man-eating beasts. Even mythical creatures are not left out.

The Beasts are Back

Animal Planet presents Monster Week, a two-hour special programme every night beginning Sunday, Sep 8, at 9pm. Be amazed by stories about some of the world’s most legendary and mysterious creatures.

This week-long special digs deep into the fascination with the unknown and proves that there are still real monsters lurking out there! From the depths of the sea to some of the most remote areas of the world, Monster Week uncovers the most enigmatic creatures to ever live, and even takes on some of mythical origin.

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Fear, Fact or Fiction?

Elusive giant squids, infamous great white sharks, monster crocodiles, and even man-devouring snakes and prehistoric fish still inhabit the Earth. But what about legendary cryptids such as mermaids, Bigfoot or blood-sucking chupacabras?
Monster Week kicks off with the planet’s greatest mystery of the deep as the first-ever footage of a live giant squid is revealed in Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid.

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Catch never-before-seen footage of the 18m giant squid

Ground-breaking Discovery

Come face to face with a full-grown, 18-metre razor-toothed giant squid, known as Architeuthis to scientists, whose eyes are the size of dinner plates.

This is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking. Previous attempts to capture a live giant squid on camera in its natural habitat had failed.

The ground-breaking footage of the massive predator swimming in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean was captured by scientists – 530m below the surface. It was a culmination of an ambitious decade-long project to film the creature in its natural environment.

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More Majestic Monsters

Also premiering as part of Monster Week is the all-new four-part series – Swimming with Monsters with Steve Backshall.
Follow this wildlife expert and adventurer as he joins forces with behavioural experts and scientists to get closer than ever before to some truly monstrous beasts and to attempt the unthinkable – to swim with these animals, discover their true nature and to challenge the myths and misconceptions that surround them – something no scientific team has ever attempted due to their unpredictability and extremely aggressive behaviour.

Next, catch the premiere of Mermaids: The New Evidence, as Animal Planet continues to look into the possible existence of these sirens of the sea which have long captured the imagination. This science-fiction special revisits the topic with more in-depth investigations of these fantastical creatures based on scientific and evolutionary theory.

Don’t miss these as well as Man-Eating Super Squid, Devoured: Man-Eating Super Snake Returns and Man-Eating Super Croc.
Can these man-eating beasts be stopped, or is this the beginning of Monster-mageddon? Explore the giant wonders of the animal kingdom on Monster Week to find out.

Monster Week begins on Animal Planet, Starhub TV Ch 424, on Sep 8, at 9pm.