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Genre: Horror, Drama, Science Fiction

Duration: 120 Minutes

Rating: 14A

The Host

Part of our Screen Spooktaculars series!

Every month, we show a classic or contemporary horror film favourite that we feel deserves to be seen on our big screen! First show on either Friday or Saturday, with an encore on Tuesdays – all shows at 9:00pm!

Before Parasite, Bong Joon-ho revolutionized the monster movie genre!

In this truly original and audacious creature feature, a lazy afternoon alongside the Han River is shattered when a large, unidentified mass hanging from a bridge reveals itself to be a slobbering monstrosity that snatches away the young daughter of a dimwitted snack vendor, Gang-du. (Song Kang-ho, a recurring star in Bong’s films) With the city shut down by the government and their American ‘advisors’, Gang-du and his family – including his alcoholic, ex-radical brother and Olympic archer sister – go on the lam and try to retrieve the girl from the monster’s slimy clutches. Frightening, funny and fantastically well-made, The Host became Bong’s calling card to North American audiences.

Presented in Korean with English subtitles.