The Host

The Host (2006)

Monsters are real

  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 2006-07-27
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 1526 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Chungeorahm Film
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
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Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature; with his family to assist him, he sets off to find her.

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  • Song Kang-ho

    as Park Gang-du
  • Byun Hee-bong

    as Park Hie-bong
  • Park Hae-il

    as Park Nam-il
  • Bae Doo-na

    as Park Nam-joo
  • Go Ah-sung

    as Park Hyun-seo
  • Oh Dal-su

    as The Monster (voice)
  • Lee Jae-eung

    as Se-jin
  • Lee Dong-ho

    as Se-joo
  • Yoon Je-moon

    as Homeless Man
  • Kim Roi-ha

    as Yellow 1
  • Park No-sik

    as Inquiry Officer
  • Koh Soo-hee

    as Hostage Nurse
  • Yim Pil-sung

    as Fat Guevara
  • David Anselmo

    as Donald
  • Scott Wilson

    as US Doctor in Morgue
  • Paul Lazar

    as US Doctor Trying to Operate Gang-Du
  • Brian Lee

    as Young Korean Doctor
  • Yoo Yeon-soo

    as City Ward Division Director
  • Kim Choo-wol

    as Weeping Woman
  • Lee Eung-jae

    as Couple Man
  • Lee Seung-jin

    as Girl's Father
  • Moon Hee-ra

    as Phone Camera girl
  • Yoo Seung-mok

    as Taxi Driver
  • Sung Yeol-seok

    as Biohazard Unit 1
  • Lee Jong-yoon

    as 4th Mat 1
  • Park No-shik

    as Mercantile Agency
  • Philip Hersh

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Clinton Morgan

    as Agent Yellow
  • Ra Mi-ran

    as Worried Madame
  • Baek Do-bin

    as Quarantine Agent
  • Jeong In-gi

    as Quarantine Hospital Doctor
  • Kim Jin-seon

    as Woman from couple
Art Ryu Seong-hee Production Design
Art Ryu Seong-hee Art Direction
Writing Bong Joon-ho Screenplay
Directing Bong Joon-ho Director
Writing Baek Chul-hyun Screenplay
Production Choi Yong-bae Producer
Sound Lee Byung-woo Original Music Composer
Camera Kim Hyung-koo Director of Photography
Production Miky Lee Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Cho Sang-kyung Costume Design
Sound Rob Nokes Sound Effects
Production Kim Woo-taek Executive Producer
Editing Kim Sun-min Editor
Sound Yasuaki Nakajima ADR Supervisor
Sound Coll Anderson Sound Designer
Production Katharine Kim Co-Executive Producer
Production Joon H. Choi Co-Executive Producer
Visual Effects Karen Kelly Visual Effects Coordinator
Production Jeong Tae-sung Executive Producer
Camera Kim Byung-seo Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Kwak Jung-ae Costume Design
Production Kim Hyun-woo Co-Executive Producer
Sound Sean Garnhart Sound Designer
Visual Effects Park Jae-wook VFX Artist
Production Junyoung Jang Co-Producer
Sound Bill Orrico Sound Effects Editor
Production Lewis Taewan Kim Co-Producer
Production Jeong Won-jo Production Coordinator
Art Yang Hong-sam Set Decoration
Sound Choi Tae-young Sound
Costume & Make-Up Song Jong-hee Makeup & Hair
Editing Lee Yong-gi Colorist
Art Toby Barron Sculptor
Art Toby Barron Painter
Production Joh Neung-yeon Producer
Costume & Make-Up Hee Eun Lee Special Effects Makeup Artist
Editing Han Jae-min Colorist
Camera Kyung-bo Yeo Steadicam Operator
Production John Jackson Casting
Crew John Cox Animatronics Supervisor
Art Liam Hardy Sculptor
Art Liam Hardy Painter
Crew Heui-cheol Jang Special Effects
Art Richard Mueck Sculptor
Art Richard Mueck Painter
Art Steven Parker Sculptor
Art Steven Parker Painter
Art David Renn Sculptor
Art David Renn Painter
Writing Ha Jun-won Screenplay