Starring: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore,Emma Louise Webb
Directors: Rob Savage
Reviewer: George Sylex
Overview - Host is the first finished horror film to come out of quarantine.The whole movie was shot distantly in the actors' own residence— who worked their own cameras, pulled off their own embellishments, and lit their own scenes.Host is brilliantly executed by Rob Savage, who composed the screenplay with Gemma Hurley and Jed Sheppard.
Six companions, exhausted by the detachment of lockdown and enthusiastic for any sort of incitement, consent to partake in an online séance run by the medium Seylan (Seylan Baxter). Much as the characters who play these six (Haley Bishop, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb and Edward Linard ) and loan them their forenames additionally summon between them a soundly comfortable fellowship, the characters also will invoke from the ether a naughtily vindictive soul (James Swanton) which treacherously changes the safe-appearing insides of their homes into a dreamlike, frightful hangout space.
Host keeps the bounce factor high, continually upping the ante and raising the stakes with unpleasant arrangements, sounds, and ghosts. Rob Savage outfits the very mechanics of Zoom to help convey the story, shifting back and forth between matrix style set ups and the cycling camera, both realizing when to guide our eyes to a specific screen or leave us meandering. The six synchronous stories, and at last, the six concurrent hauntings, gives us bounty to stare at. Yet, the film isn't anxious about quiet haziness, either. We get the chance to investigate creepy sounds in the storage room, get photographic proof down dim corridors, and investigate the entirety of the innovative appearances this frequenting has invoked.
Working inside the constraints of a Zoom application, Savage keenly arranges his characters with their backs confronting the all the way open space of their separate rooms. That almost these rooms include open entryways and corridors at the far edge in a split second leaves the watcher nervous, reliably examining the screen for indications of paranormal action. It begins gradually at that point, when the natural viral alarm gets woven into this extended form, the panics come at a furious, persevering pace.
The screenplay crew of Savage, Gemma Hurley, and Jed Shepherd focus on the little things. While the reason of a seance turning out badly perhaps a frequently utilized subject with sickening apprehension, they use this for their potential benefit. Set pieces that occur toward the start of the film are reintroduced later to add to the strain of the setting. Characters are evacuated in specific manners and tossed back to be helpless before this present entity.It's nearly if the restricted setting of screens causes Host exceed expectations to it's latent capacity. The exhibitions all in all fall off entirely credible.
Final Word - Host is the most refreshingly inventive and really startling footage film since Paranormal Activity. Beguiling, amusing, startling and savvy, Host is an absolute necessity see for the pandemic age.
A Smart and Experimental Movie!