Gwoemul (2006)

The Host is a smart monster movie from Korea. A polluted bay causes mutation which produces a beast not unlike the tentacled creature by the gates of Moria (Lord of the Rings). The creature feeds on humans to boot.

What sets this film apart from the run-of-the-mill monster flicks that get cranked out is the quirky Korean humour (farts, burps, and some slapstick) that is integrated throughout the whole movie rather than what has traditionally been sexed-up horror. The characters are severely flawed.

What I found didn't work as much as I think the writers had hoped was the background political drama. It was almost more far-fetched than the creature itself. The effects were super too.

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