Friday, October 19, 2018

13 Days to Halloween- 2006 The Host

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is 2006 Korean monster movie "The Host" starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Go Ah-sung and directed by Bong Joon-ho.

The Host (2006)
Dir- Bong Joon-ho

On the banks of the Han River a simple food vendor watches in horror as a monster emerges from the river and takes his daughter. Fearing that he has lost her he gets a message showing she may be alive and in the sewers. Yet as he begins his quest to rescue her he finds that outside parties are working against him to hide the secret about the creature. The Host was one of the biggest films to open in South Korea, this success along with excellent review helped the film to gain a following outside of the Asian market. Critics praised the movie for its effective blending of various genres, by mixing family struggles, distrust of the government and of course the amphibious monster that was not as large as many other monsters in movies but shown in great detail.  

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