Host (2020)

Host (2020) 3420min | Horror, Mystery | 30 July 2020 (UK) Summary: Six friends hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown, but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

Probably the first feature length material we’ve seen set contemporaneously, you know, now. Pandemic now. Coronavirus now. It is 242 days since I started counting my 2020 plague experience, so kudos for the team in getting this out so quickly.

I’m not going to spoil this one by talking about it in great detail. If you like haunting style horror, then you go on ahead and watch what happens when you screw around during an online only seance and manage to haunt your Zoom virtual room.

Despite the speed at which this must have been produced , and the limitations of the medium the story is told through, the special effects are not spared and are actually quite good. There are some smart touches. The story footage lasts as long as a free Zoom call, so run time is (total) less than an hour. The credits are shown as Zoom contact lists.

Yeah. Kudos.

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