One of the upcoming spring films I have been looking forward to the most is the Korean horror import The Host. With its simple yet arresting poster image of a tentacle pulling a young girl through the air, the film promises an interesting genre-blending of classic monster movie thrills and perhaps more modern day horror film chills. The film is already a blockbuster hit in its home country of South Korea and U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures is hoping that it will click with American audiences as well.
The second trailer is a more straightforward trailer, letting audiences know up front that this is a monster movie. Surprisingly, though, this is a red-band trailer, meaning that it can only be shown in front of R-rated films. While not particularly more gruesome in content, this second trailer represents an interesting move from Magnolia Films, as the film is currently only set for a limited platform release.
The Host starts hitting screens on March 9 and will continue to roll out to screens through mid-April. You can get more information at Magnolia Films website.