Well, Grady Hendrix blogged about this South Korean horror flick months ago (RIP kaijushakedown!) but now there’s reason to buck-up and pay attention: The Host opens in U.S. theatres tomorrow!
The Host combines humor with gut-wrenching gore in what was South Korea’s most successful movie of all time! Call it “happy horror.” Filmmaker Joon-ho Bong capitalizes on comic antics and frightful suspense to tell the story of one family’s battle against a monster that has taken their young daughter. There’s wry commentary on the U.S. government, of course, making The Host possibly the most well-rounded movie Americans will see to date. Screams, thrills, chills, laughs – and political commentary all rolled into one highly polished and entertaining movie.
So forget about The Namesake! Jhumpa Lahiri’s storytelling is as beautiful and captivating as she is, but that was years ago!