Thanks to Fantastic Fest, I was lucky enough to catch a screening of Thirst earlier in the week. The more I think about Chan-wook Park's latest film, the more I'm jonesing to see it again. It's smart, whimsical, charming, barbarous, daring, sexy and incredibly bloody. It's also a Korean film with English subtitles, which makes finding it at a US box office slightly harder than sighting a yeti. As with all things mythological, the Internet is here to help. Just below the official synopsis you will find a list of all the US theaters that, as of now, will be showcasing the first obvious contender for 'Best Horror Film of 2009'.

From Focus Feature's website:
"Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith is further strained when a childhood friend's wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins."
categories Movies, Horror