Video calls have develop into a day by day actuality for numerous lots in 2020, so it ought to come as no shock that the primary Zoom horror film has arrived. What is sudden, although, is that it is actually good. Host was launched through Shudder on the finish of July, and it has been gaining regular buzz from audiences and critics. Want proof? Look no additional than its 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. An ideal rating is spectacular for films of any style — it is much more elusive in terms of horror films.
Set within the midst of (and filmed entirely during) the Coronavirus pandemic, Host revolves round a gaggle of buddies who make use of a medium to conduct a seance with them through Zoom. No spoilers right here, however issues go poorly. A horror film composed solely of a Zoom name — actually, it is a grid view — might simply fall into tacky territory, however with a runtime of 56 minutes, it is a tight and terrifying watch. In the identical approach that The Blair Witch Venture was groundbreaking when it got here out, Host gives you the identical “is that this actual” chills. The actors (Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, and Seylan Baxter) are additionally comparatively unknown, which makes the movie really feel much more genuine.
As with most horror films, your expertise will likely be higher if you do not know a lot in regards to the premise, so take this as a name to motion to only watch it, like tonight. You will have to subscribe to streaming platform Shudder to look at it, however in case you’re the type of one that will get excited in regards to the *it* horror film of the yr, it is well worth the $5 funding.