A mysterious virus, nicknamed Medusa, is spreading around Japan, turning its victims into stone. Given the impossibility of finding an immediate cure, the government opts for cryopreserving a select group of patients until they come up with a solution. Kasumi, one of the chosen ones, has been asleep for years and her awakening, more than a bed of roses, is a bed of thorns, and happens in the midst of total chaos where monstrous creatures lie in wait all around. Based on Yuji Iwahara's manga by the same name, King of Thorn puts animated images to a sensational cross between Aliens and the series Lost. Enigmatic and highly explosive.
Sitges International Film Festival of Catalunya
Did You Know?
Before the doors on the cryogenic tubes close, you can just briefly catch that the display monitor reads "NO MAN". See more
When looking at the computers in the security room, "October" is misspelled as "Octorber". See more
Did Sleeping Beauty want to wake up at all?