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The Host

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Bong Joon-Ho Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2006

Gang-du (SONG Kang-ho) works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River.  Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo (KO A-sung), 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…