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Host (2020)




Critic Consensus: Lean, suspenseful, and scary, Host uses its timely premise to deliver a nastily effective treat for horror enthusiasts.

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Six friends hire a medium to hold a séance over Zoom during lockdown but get far more than they bargain for as things quickly go wrong. When an evil spirit starts invading their homes, they begin to realize they might not survive the night.


Seylan Baxter
as The Medium
James Swanton
as The Spirit
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All Critics (66) | Top Critics (3)

Host is a lean, nasty little exercise that might not linger for very long but it shows what can be done during this difficult time.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Host" observes uncannily the supernatural, ephemeral, and material worlds colliding together, gesturing toward an uncertain future.

July 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Savage and co-writers Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd do a fine enough job setting up their movie's better set pieces, but it's hard to overlook some obvious foreshadowing here, and some ham-fisted symbolism there.

July 30, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Host remains resolutely its own thing: a smart, inventive and genuinely scary time capsule steeped in the dread of a global pandemic.

November 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Savage delivers well-timed jumpscares that are legitimately scary, knowing how to build tension from what lurks outside the frame and in the background. The stacked Zoom windows mine suspense like Hitchcock's "Rear Window," albeit more lowbrow.

October 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Entirely developed and filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Host is a tense, fear-inducing story that takes creative twists on the concept of "found footage" film.

October 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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