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THE HOST
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 10:00 PM
A giant mutant sea monster terrorizes Seoul, South Korea in this early hit from the director of Parasite.
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Admission Grindhouse - $6.19

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Wednesday gets weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

A giant mutant sea monster terrorizes Seoul, South Korea in this early hit from the director of Parasite.

"As amorphous as its creature, The Host has an engaging refusal to take itself seriously and yet, however funny, it is hardly camp. The emotions the movie churns up, regarding idiot authority and poisonous catastrophe, are too close to disgust to deny." - Jim Hoberman, The Village Voice

 

"'Is it good? Is it good? Everyone says it's great. Did you see it? How was it? Is it any good?'  That's pretty much what happens when you mention Bong Joon-Ho's The Host in polite company. So, to answer the question: yes, it's everything you've heard. It's really that good. Not the movie I expected, but much better than I would have ever thought possible." - Grady Hendrix, KaijuShakedown.com

 

"An action-horror-monster movie-comedy like no other, The Host is a freewheeling mix of high style and goofy, good-natured fear-mongering. It's a direct descendent of The Blob and Yoshimitsu Banno's 1971 eco-freakout Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster that artfully (and sometimes hilariously) digs beneath the touchstones of our paranoid global zeitgeist and comes up with not only a fistful of nervous pools of fear but also a heady wellspring of classic monster-movie matinee fun." - Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

A creature plunges from a bridge into the Han River emerging on its shores for a feeding frenzy upon onlookers.  When a young girl is snatched in the melee, her family sets off to recover her from the monster that the government claims to be a host of an unidentified virus.  

Winner - Best Special Effects, Heui-cheol Jang - Sitges: Catalonian International Film Festival 2006



Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:120 minutes
Director:Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
Year Released:2006
Production Country:South Korea
Language:Korean with English subtitles
Website:facebook.com/ICgrindhouse
Trailer:youtu.be/i6b42ZMkUcQ