Through three seasons of “The Witcher,” we’ve been introduced to all manner of monster, some of which have come complete with disturbing backstories. Season 1 featured the cursed offspring of an incestual relationship known as The Striga, which fought Geralt with a still-attached umbilical cord. But even that doesn’t hold a candle to the perverse monstrosity that reveals itself in the latest season.
“The Witcher” season 3 introduces the most tragic and terrifying monster yet in the form of a flesh monster that crawls from the depths of an abandoned castle in episode 2, “Unbound.” This particular beast isn’t your average Kikimora, with a form made up of the mutilated and dismembered bodies of young girls stolen from Aretuza. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the girls’ seemingly still-cognizant heads protrude from the walls of the castle dungeon, begging Geralt not to kill the monster as they somehow feel every slice of the White Wolf’s blade.
As you might expect, not everyone on the show was all that delighted by such an atrocity. Ciri and Yennefer stars Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra spoke to Dexerto about the flesh monster, with Allan revealing that it “did actually disturb [her].” Chalotra, meanwhile, added, “Yeah that’s very disturbing […] I’m more disturbed at how, where that came from: the mind, you know, that’s quite a thing to see.”