A lot of nations are pumping out some pretty good horror and genre films. Denmark, France, the UK, Australia, to name a few. One of the most prolific places is South Korea. This year alone some highly anticipated flicks are coming. But back ten years ago, director Joon-ho Bong decided to do his take on a Kaiju film. The movie, simply entitled The Host, was a smash hit in its home country but also received fabulous reviews throughout the world.
The Park family runs a summer snack shack in a park in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. Running along the Han River, the place is swamped with tourists and locals wanting to take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle. However, when a giant creature suddenly pops out of the water, it goes on a rampage killing dozens of people. One person, Gang-du Park, watches as his daughter is swept away by the monster. He rallies his family together and begin what seems to be the impossible task of searching for his daughter.
The film stars Kang-ho Song as the desperate man in search of his daughter. With a fairly big budget and having special effects made by international companies, The Host surprised many folks and became one of the top grossing films in South Korean history. Co-host Eric chose this film as his choice for our month long Killer Fish Fest review episodes. Come on in the water, if you dare.