The Host (2007)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Adventure, Action, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Foreign
Keywords early 2000s, environmental, family, father/daughter, funny, military, monster, rescue, river, scary, Seoul, South Korea, suspenseful, unlikely hero
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bong Joon-Ho Story By n/a 120779 4000004
Kim Hyung-ku Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kim Sun-Min Editor n/a 172 7000001
Baek Cheol-hyeon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Ha Jun-weon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jeong Tae-sung Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Jo Neung-yeon Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Bong Joon-Ho Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lee Byeong-woo Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Ryu Seong-heui Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Kevin Rafferty Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Arin Finger Visual Effects Producer n/a 243 23000002
Jang Heui-cheol Special Effects Special Creature Effects 168 23000003
Chris Abeyta Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Choi Tae-yeong Sound n/a 120816 14000002
John Jackson Casting n/a 179 10000001
Cho Sang-kyung Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Lee Seung-cheol Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Kim Woo-taek Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Choi Yong-bae Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Lee Dong-ho Actor n/a 1 1000007
Lee Jae-eng Actor n/a 1 1000008
Yun Je-mun Actor n/a 1 1000009
Ko A-seong Actor Hyeon-seo 1 1000006
Bae Doo-na Actor Nam-ju 1 1000005
Scott Wilson Actor n/a 1 1000002
Byun Hee-bong Actor Park Heui-bong 1 1000003
Park Hae-il Actor Nam-il 1 1000004
Kim Rwe-ha Actor n/a 1 1000010
Park No-shik Actor n/a 1 1000011
Jo Deok-jae Actor n/a 1 1000016
Bong Joon-Ho Director n/a 2 2000001
Choi Yong-bae Producer n/a 3 3000001
Park Jeong-gi Actor n/a 1 1000015
Seung-mok Yu Actor n/a 1 1000014
Im Pil-sung Actor n/a 1 1000012
Choi Doo-young Actor n/a 1 1000013
Song Kang-ho Actor Gang-du 1 1000001
Gang-du works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo, who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank with a delivery, he notices that a large crowd of people have gathered, taking pictures and talking about something hanging from the Han River Bridge. The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly to bedlam, when a terrifying creature climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat people. Gang-du and his daughter run for their lives, but suddenly the being grabs Hyun-seo and disappears back into the river. The government announces that the monstrous thing apparently is the Host of an unidentified virus. Having feared the worst, Gang-du receives a phone call from his daughter who is frightened, but very much alive. Gang-du soon makes plans to infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han River to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the horrifying Host.