The Host

The Host (2006)

Monsters are real.

  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 2006-07-27
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 2559 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Chungeorahm Film
  • Production Country: Japan, South Korea
  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
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A teenage girl is captured by a giant mutated squid-like creature that appears from Seoul's Han River after toxic waste was dumped in it, prompting her family into a frantic search for 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 Doona

    as Park Nam-joo
  • Go A-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
  • Yim Pil-sung

    as Fat Guevara
  • Kim Roi-ha

    as Yellow Suit at Funeral
  • Koh Soo-hee

    as Hostage nurse
  • Kim Hak-sun

    as Civilian Military Kim
  • Scott Wilson

    as Douglas
  • Brian Rhee

    as Young Korean Doctor
  • Paul Lazar

    as American Doctor
  • David Anselmo

    as Donald
  • Baek Do-bin

    as Fumigation Truck Skinny Man
  • Martin Lord Cayce

    as U.S. Senator (uncredited)
  • Choi Dae-sung

    as Man from Duck Boat (uncredited)
  • Choi Doo-yeong

    as Man on Blind Date (uncredited)
  • Choi Jae-sup

    as Detective Agency Subordinate 1 (uncredited)
  • Jung Seo-yoon

    as Woman with Long Hair (uncredited)
  • Philip Hersh

    as Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
  • Jeong In-gi

    as Isolation Ward Doctor (uncredited)
  • Jeong Hyeong-Ho

    as 4th Mat 3 (uncredited)
  • Ji Ha-geon

    as Camera Phone Man (uncredited)
  • Moon Hee-Ra

    as Camera Phone Woman (uncredited)
  • Jung Kang-hee

    as Mr. Yoon's Employee (uncredited)
  • Kim Bi-bi

    as Isolation Ward Nurse 1 (uncredited)
  • Kim Choo-wol

    as Woman crying (uncredited)
  • Kim Da-yeon

    as 5th Mat Woman (uncredited)
  • Kim Hyo-sun

    as Quarantine Hospital Nurse 2 (uncredited)
  • Kim Jin-seon

    as Woman from Couple (uncredited)
  • Kim Nan-hee

    as Woman from Duck Boat (uncredited)
  • Kim Sang-jo

    as Old Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Kwon Bang-hyeon

    as Bride-to-be (uncredited)
  • Kwon Byung-gil

    as Doctor from Isolation Ward 1 (uncredited)
  • Kwon Hyeok-pung

    as Fisherman 1 (uncredited)
  • Lee Dong-yong

    as 4th Mat 2 (uncredited)
  • Lee Eung-jae

    as Man from Couple (uncredited)
  • Lee Hoon-jin

    as Fat Man (uncredited)
  • Lee Jong-yoon

    as 4th Mat 1 (uncredited)
  • Lee Seung-jin

    as Girl's Father (uncredited)
  • Min Kyung-jin

    as Altar Security (uncredited)
  • Clinton Morgan

    as Agent Yellow (uncredited)
  • Park Jeong-gi

    as Fumigation Truck Dyed-hir Man (uncredited)
  • Park Kyeong-mok

    as Groom-to-be (uncredited)
  • Park No-shik

    as Inquiry Officer
  • Ra Mi-ran

    as Woman Stomping Her Feet (uncredited)
  • Seo Ha-neul

    as Exchanged Girl (uncredited)
  • Shin Seung-ri

    as Donald's Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Shin Hyun-jong

    as Mr. Yoon's Friend (uncredited)
  • Son Young-soon

    as Grandmother from Bus (uncredited)
  • Son Jin-ho

    as Doctor from Isolation Ward 2
  • Song Kyeong-ha

    as Woman on Blind Date (uncredited)
  • Yoo Seung-mok

    as Taxi Driver
  • Yoo Yeon-soo

    as District officer Mr. Jo (uncredited)
  • Seo Young-ju

    as Protester
  • Ko Chang-seok

    as Nurse
  • Park Jin-woo

    as Isolation Ward Constable (uncredited)
Art Ryu Seong-hie Production Design
Sound Lee Seung-chul Production Sound Mixer
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
Lighting Jung Young-min Lighting Director
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
Crew Kim Won-jung Stunts
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
Costume & Make-Up Kwak Tae-yong Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lee Hee-eun Special Effects Makeup Artist
Sound Park Yong-gi Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Hwang Hyo-kyun Special Effects Makeup Artist
Editing Lee Yong-gi Colorist
Art Toby Barron Sculptor
Art Toby Barron Painter
Visual Effects Kevin Rafferty VFX Supervisor
Production Cho Neung-yeon Producer
Crew Seo Ji-oh Stunts
Visual Effects Jung Sung-jin Visual Effects Director
Visual Effects Kang Jong-ik VFX Supervisor
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 Hah Jun-won Screenplay
Crew Yang Gil-yeong Fight Choreographer
Lighting Lee Kang-san Lighting Director
Directing Kim Jun-su Assistant Director
Crew Kwon Tae-ho Stunts
Crew Yang Hae-gil Stunts
Crew Seo Myeong-Seok Stunts
Writing Joo Byeol Adaptation
Art Jang Seok-ho Props
Crew Lee Tae-yeong Stunts