The Host (South Korea, 2006) – Episode 2

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness is a yearly series of horror movie reviews produced by Cinemassacre Productions and airing around the month of October. This series is hosted by James Rolfe. This is episode 2 of Monster Madness “Around the World!”

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  • Ryanl
    October 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    I really hope you checked this script.

    October 2, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    This definitely looks really good…I’m surprised the creature isn’t 100% CG

  • Michael
    October 2, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Looks like a wild movie.
    I’ll definitely look into this one.
    Good review, Looking forward to the next one.

  • Thorsteinn antonsson
    October 2, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    I love that monster madness is back!

    Thanks rolfe

  • Thorsteinn antonsson
    October 2, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    I love that monster madness is back

    Thanks rolfe!

  • MixMasterLar
    October 2, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Wait what the hell happened?

  • Carson Hearne
    October 2, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    I’m very happy to see you guys still pushing through with everything that happened. Regardless of the people attacking you guys, the content is top notch and your reaction to the situation and honesty was very commendable in my eyes. I am extremely excited to see what comes next this October season and hope these issues don’t sway you guys away from continuing this 31-day Monster Madness in future seasons.

  • Gabriel
    October 2, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Interesting movie. Bong Joon-ho is great director.

  • SlobsterTime6969
    October 2, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    I hope ya used a script of your own this time, scumbags

  • The Nostalgia Factor
    October 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Great work. I need to expand my horror viewing into more foreign films. Thanks.

  • Gabriel
    October 2, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you for still being at it after all these years!
    I’m hyped for the rest of this month!

  • Ramen Shankar
    October 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    So glad to see more Monster Madness and back on Cinemassacre! Great job, guys!

  • The Gaming Paladin
    October 2, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    there’s only two genres of movies i would deal with subtitles for, Action and Horror, so this is something i’ll have to check out sometime.

  • maD_mAN1983
    October 2, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    I came across this when i was on a journey to watch all the Song Kang-ho movies i could get my hands on, watched 18 of them so far and has not seen a bad one yet. I highly recommend A Taxi Driver (2017) and Memories of Murder (2003) both with Song Kang-ho, not horror, but two of extremely good movies in my opinion

    Looking forward to see what other countries and movies we are gonna get a review from 😀

  • Zach M.
    October 2, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    I will always support monster madness! Love this shit too much not to!

  • Rob
    October 2, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    How do you even get to episode 1?

  • Matt Colvin
    October 2, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Really enjoying Monster Madness returning to it’s roots. I owe the discovery of my favorite movies to Cinemassacre. Glad to see The Host covered in depth like this!

  • LazarheaD
    October 2, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    This movie is too relevant and I don’t like it…

  • Mariachi_Lobster
    October 2, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Let’s hope this script is ORIGINAAALLL!

  • JuanJo
    October 2, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    It looks good, glad there is movie reviewers like U & your team to recommend good material from around the world .
    Glad to follow all your material, please more podcast on books & good beer

  • OpenlyBread
    October 2, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    hope you found the time to make this yourself and not steal it

  • Naus
    October 2, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Really loved the host; thanks James for doing an amazing new Monster Madness for this year!!

  • Bimmy Eats World
    October 2, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Hey, I’ve heard this script somewhere before!

  • Seanmyster6
    October 2, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    A virus that was made up by the government to cover up something else?
    Hmmmmm… 🤔🤔🤔

  • darkart
    October 2, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    i dont get the people that are still with the stealing part. for starters they have already adressed it and apologize for it. and if you think about it for half a second, is clear that i was a mistake instead of trying to steal other creator work. like seriously, just half a second.

    james is clearly a movie fanatic and he is specialized in horror films, do you really think that he cant come up with a script on his own for one? that he needs to steal scripts from another video? do any of you think for a second that the guy that watched like 30 different dracula films and compared each and every part of them with the book only to make ONE video about which one was most faithful is going to be stealing content from other channels for a 6 minute review of a movie? because i dont.

    given that james is a big enough youtuber/creator, i was clear that whatever he talked about in his video was going to be searched by his fans, so i was 100% certain that someone would find the script, so stealing it was nonsensical, is clear that i was a mistake and they have already talked about it, so leave it be.

  • nameless_twat
    October 2, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Man is so goddamn great seeing reviews with clips again and on cinemassacre no less!!
    Thanks James and the Cinemassacre, keep up the good work!

  • Snowcone Guy
    October 2, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I hope this one is written by James himself.
    What I love most about his movie reviews is getting his take on movies and seeing his take on movies.

    I hope this is the case for most/future videos.
    It would lower my interest if these are just something he reads out, but that was written by somebody else.

  • Mr. Bucket
    October 2, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Is this one from an original script? Can we get rid of Screenwave Media and Justin Silverman already?

  • Some throw away.
    October 2, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    I mean, there are Godzilla movies with good human stories. Look at the original 1954 film. I don’t think Godzilla would have become a franchise if the characters in the movie weren’t so compelling, like a tortured scientist who has to decide between unleashing something potentially as bad or worst than a nuclear bomb or letting Godzilla continue to terrorize Japan and possibly the rest of the world.

  • MM Fan
    October 2, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I was really excited that “classic” monster madness was making a return but seeing as they aren’t even written by James and he’s just reading a script, this whole thing feels kind of disappointing.

  • Steve
    October 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Is this James’ opinion?
    Idk if I can watch any more of these knowing he’s just reading someone else’s words. I can watch any old review anywhere. I’m here for James…

  • Bucky
    October 2, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Will the video be enabled to use on a chrome cast like the other video? 🙂

  • ToastyMann
    October 3, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Where’s the first episode?

  • asd
    October 3, 2021 at 12:21 am

    That monster statue is being criticized a lot in Korea. Although it is to honor the movie, it is a tourist destination where the whole family gathers.

  • Indie-A-tom
    October 3, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Where is the like button? lol

    Realy nice review. I will try to see this. I’m kinda into korean movies now.

  • Mccick
    October 3, 2021 at 2:20 am

    I love this movie. I love that this movie was the child actress Go Ah-sung debut movie role. I love Korean horror when it comes to movies and Kdramas.

  • Derek
    October 3, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Good Shit

  • Rob
    October 3, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Doing a good job Lads, keep it up.

  • Tom Fitzpatrick
    October 3, 2021 at 4:36 am

    I knew that this film would get reviewed by him after it was featured in his top 10 giant movie monsters video

  • Jamie simpson
    October 3, 2021 at 6:51 am

    I’m loving Monster Madness this year.

    Good work

  • Keenergetic
    October 3, 2021 at 7:32 am

    A very unusual movie!

  • Alec C
    October 3, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    That animatronic monster is amazing, really hope more movies do stuff like this cause in my opinion CGI always looks kinda bad. Might have to give this one a watch

  • bowlcut
    October 3, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Yay! good to see korean film is presented on Cinemassacre as a fan from S.korea 🙂

  • Echo.Black
    October 3, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    So glad to see the website up and running

  • Jason
    October 3, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I always considered The Host a comedy horror film. Such a great movie!

  • Manic
    October 3, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve been hearing about this one for like 10 years but never watched it. This video makes it sound really good, going to give it a go tonight!

    Love Monster Madness!!

  • Danny
    October 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    nice work man

  • Maurício Maia
    October 3, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Great to see all those videos here! Congrats for the hard work. Awesome review!! Keep up the good job!!!

  • Bradley Netherton
    October 4, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Love Monster Madness! I hope that the episode one set back doesn’t deter you from moving forward. You did the right thing by taking it down and addressing it. Hope this can be a learning experience for all involved moving forward! Long live Cinemassacre!

  • Vic
    October 4, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I feel so happy to have watched this in the theater. (Was living in Asia at the time).

    Truly one of the best monster movie I’ve watched!

  • Jorge R
    October 4, 2021 at 3:00 am

    I love being back on this website, so glad this is back.

  • Doctor Proteus
    October 4, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Ah, that’s the Monster Madness I remember and love. Thanks for bringing it back, and just the way we like it, too.

  • silver
    October 4, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    also, episode 1 is missing

  • moycon
    October 5, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Love Monster Madness!! The around the world series is brilliant. Cant wait to see what you dig up!!

  • Citrakite
    October 5, 2021 at 1:56 am

    The Host is good watch whether you like giant monster movies or not because it is mostly about how the Pak family deals with the fallout of it showing up then the Korean Military blasting some giant frog fish thing as it wrecks the city. Went into it thinking low-budget Godzilla, came out happy at the story.

  • Cap’n Mo
    October 5, 2021 at 4:10 am

    It’s important to point out that the ‘female ghost motif’ isn’t borrowed from Japanese horror films. It’s an adaptation of folktale motifs shared by both Korea, Japan, and other countries. A Tale of Two Sisters is adapted specifically from a Korean folktale, and was adapted to film several times before, the first time in the silent era. There’s a new Arrow Film’s Blu-ray release with excellent bonus material that highlights this, especially one of the video essays about folklore in Korean cinema.

  • Fabio Shibuya
    October 5, 2021 at 5:58 am

    I was worried since i could not access the website ( a few months ago

    Now i feel really relieved and happy to be watching monster of madness here again

    Thank you James
    I will consider watching this movie

  • Larry Hood
    October 5, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Thank you for bringing back this tradition.

  • Gregory
    October 5, 2021 at 11:21 pm



  • Jordan Stuck
    October 5, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Absolutely love this move and basically all of the directors work! Good choice!

  • Dyl
    October 7, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    James put this in one of his top 10s back in the day. That’s how I knew about it.

  • Taylor
    October 8, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    This looks like a good movie about what whistle blowers go through when they get caught from the government.

  • motty420
    October 9, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Thank you so much for bringing back Monster Madness. I adore the work you and your team do. You guys have the best channel on YT with the best content. AVGN is my fav along with Monster Madness and Movie Reviews. James’s passion is inspiring and fun to watch. Keep em coming guys and thank you so so much for the years and years of entertainment.

  • Better episodes thanks to odysee
    October 9, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    This year’s Monster Madness is awesome!

  • Ercassamenic
    October 9, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Monster Madness is awesome!

  • Love Halloween
    October 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you James and Cinemassacre.

  • Ju-On
    October 9, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks James and Cinemassacre.

  • Zemekis
    October 10, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Good shit, man.

  • Parker
    October 11, 2021 at 11:31 am

    🤍 Good One.

  • Stego
    October 13, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    The female ghost narrative is a traditional story that has existed not only in Japan but also in Korea for centuries. Korea just used stories that have been traditionally handed down for a long time in movies. I can see how much your understanding of Asian culture is biased centered on Japan. It is like looking at the propaganda of the Japanese Imperialism in the past, which claimed that all traditional Korean culture originated from Japan.

    While reviewing Korean films, it is very pathetic that there is a lack of understanding of Korean history and traditions that are the basis of the film.

  • Hodolski
    October 16, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Bong’s filmography shares some common themes: family, suffering (rather) innocent people, and a small accident developing into a big discord. While Bong’s family theme is decades old, realistic stories (many borrowed from Korean modern history) and depictions of catastrophic failures prevent his movies from being boring. As Park did in Old Boy and Lady Vengeance, Bong loves open, bittersweet “and life goes on” endings explained as this Korean idiom “Like being interrupted while pooping.”

  • Mark
    October 24, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    The Demogorgon in Netflix’s Stranger Things looks suspiciously like this water monster. Somebody’s copying someone else’s homework. Maybe they thought American audiences would never learn about the Korean film.

  • c0mpu73rguy
    October 30, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Technically, it’s the US military that’s responsible for all of that in the film, not the Korean government (well, not entirely). It’s a metaphor about the whole south korean situation. “Hosting” the us military which poisons the place like you said with the chemicals incident. I really love this film, saw it in cinema back in 2009. Good to see it’s not as forgotten as I thought.

  • Øyvind
    November 5, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    The dysfunctional and poor Park family AGAIN? They just never get a break, do they ;p ?

  • Magester
    November 13, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Such a fantastic movie.

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