Archive for The Host

I Heart Slug Face

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Foreign Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Host

A hot air balloon-sized slimy thing hangs underneath a bridge, kinda looking like Godzilla’s snot. It drops into the dirt-colored water and makes its way to the shore, where it goes on a kick ass dine-n-dash spree.

The Host

A cross between a lizard, fish and a sci-fi prehistoric thingamasaurus, this “host” is responsible for spreading a virus that makes those around the river sick as though they drank the vitamin-enriched commode liqueur.

The Host

The creature is never given a name and only referred to as the Host. (I hereby name him Slug Face.) A fair amount of unlikely but entertaining plot turns and twists make up the time between the Slug Face’s dining habits. (You gotta see what he does after he eats people. It’d be funny to do that in a family restaurant.)

The Host

The best part is how freakin’ real they made Slug Face look. I was expecting a cornball digital monster, but was downright jubilant in my Underoos™ at the realistic nature of the beast. How the beast gets around is also so cool as to be, like, double cool.

The Host

There’s a butt-load of gnarly stuff (human eating, human digesting, human regurgitation), and the ending — not what you’d expect OR predict — is nicely orchestrated. The Host (2006) is a superbly satisfying giant monster movie that doesn’t suck. I totally heart you, Slug Face! 

Sci-Fi Amtrak

Posted in Asian Sci-Fi, Foreign Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Snowpiercer

An advance sneaky peek at the upcoming futuristic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, courtesy of the French, all of whom I probably owe francs to. (Money, not hot dogs.)

Big expectations surround Snowpiercer, a cautionary tale of global warming and future violence as it pertains to my personal entertainment. Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean filmmaker behind the superior giant monster movie The Host (2006), is helming this one. Makes perfect sense that a Korean director would be making an English sub-titled sci-fi movie based on a French graphic novel that no one can read except the French.

Snowpiercer

Based on Le Transperceneige, the F.G.N. (figure it out), Snowpiercer is “set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”

Snowpiercer

Curse my sub-standard language interpretation skills – I could have sworn Snowpiercer was a story about a vigilante hunter of vampire snowmen/women, a sort of Van Helsing in stylish ski wear. But a future choo-choo works for me just as well.

Snowpiercer comes out sometime in le future.