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."

7/31/09
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Sunset 5 + M Park 4
San Francisco, CA - Landmark Bridge Theater
New York City, NY - Landmark Sunshine Cinema

8/14/09
Irvine, CA - Regal University Town Center 6
Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse 7 Cinemas
Washington D.C. - 5Landmark E-Street Cinema
Honolulu, HI - Kahala Mall 8
Chicago, IL - Landmark Century Centre Cinema 7
Austin, TX - Regal Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills
Seattle, WA - Landmark Varsity 3

8/21/09
Berkley, CA - Landmark Shattuck Cinemas 8
San Diego, CA - Landmark Ken
Cambridge, MA - Landmark Kendall Square Cinema 9
Portland, OR - Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10

8/28/09
Denver, CO - Landmark Mayan Theatre 3
Royalk Oak, MI - Landmark Main Art Theatre 3
Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz At The Bourse 5

9/4/09
Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 8
Baltimore, MD - Charles
Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Lagoon
Saint Louis, MO - Landmark Tivoli Theatre 3