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Host 15 rating

The lockdown horror sensation from British director Rob Savage follows six friends who disturb a malevolent spirit during a Zoom séance.

Horror 2020 66 mins

Director: Rob Savage


During lockdown, a group of six friends decide to spice up their weekly Zoom call by hiring a medium to conduct a virtual séance. The evening starts off with harmless drinking games and paranormal pranks, until they appear to attract the attention of a seemingly real malevolent spirit. Playing out in unsettlingly real time, this spooky homemade gem from British director (and BFI Future Film Festival alumni) Rob Savage, was conceived, shot and produced remotely while under quarantine during the UK’s lockdown, requiring the cast to double-up as camera operators, make-up artists and practical effect masters. The result is startlingly impressive, genuinely frightening and guaranteed to leave audiences curious to how they managed it. Host is timely, terrifying and a great testament to the creativity and innovation of the filmmaking team behind it.