The Host

11:15pm Monday, May 9 on F4

Bong Joon-ho’s monster-horror movie begins on the banks of the River Han in Seoul. Park Gang Du (Kang-Ho Song) works on his father’s food stand and witnesses a huge mutant suddenly rear up into the riverside park and make off with lunch in the shape of several citizens, including his daughter Hyun-seo (Ah-song Ko). But the monster keeps her alive. Using her mobile, she calls her father from its lair in the city’s sewers. As the Korean and US governments, try to deny the incident, it’s up to Park and his family to gather what weapons they can and kill the monster. Stunning special effects and a certain tongue-in-cheek tone make this one of the best horrors to come out of Korea in recent times. In Korean with English subtitles.

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