Move over Godzilla Ė thereís a new Asian monster on the loose.
This coming Friday (10th November) see the UK release of the Korean creature feature smash-hit The Host, and to celebrate Optimum have given us five original UK quad posters to give away, as well as five copies of Pulse and Memories of Murder.
We saw the film back in August at FrightFest (see our report on the film here) and also caught it last week at Horrorthon in Dublin, and we can tell you that the film more than deserves the great reception it received at both of itís sell-out UK festival screenings.
Blending family melodrama with black comedy and an enormous monster created by Kevin Rafferty of Star Wars fame, The Host is one of the freshest films to have come out of Asia all year, and is an absolute must-see for all fans of well-made genre films. And would you believe Ė not one long-black-haired ghost girl in sight!
To be in with a chance of winning one of our five prizes, answer the question below and submit your answer, name and email address. The competition will close on Sunday 12th November, and we will draw the five winners the following day. Unfortunately, due to the prizes including Region 2 DVDs, we can only accept entries from the UK. You must also be 15 or over to enter.
The Sun-Drenched, peaceful bank of the Han River....
Gung-du (SONG Kang-ho) walks out to the riverbank to deliver some squid, when he falls among a chattering crowd that witneses a strange spectacle. A never-before-seen 'something' is hanging from the Han River Bridge, and moving.
The fascinated people start taking shots with their phones and digital cameras... until the 'thing' climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat them. Gang-du runs madly with daughter Hyun-seo (KO A-sung) in tow, only to lose her amid the milling, screamiing crowd.
Panic-stricken, he has just enough time to witness the mind-shattering sight of the creature snatching Hyun-seo and disappearing back into the river.
31st Mar 05 HGL has his characters simply play with human organs / intestines / eyes in sockets close-up needlessly and for longer than is necessary, if indeed it was necessary at all, which it isn't. Like close-up...