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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 (62) | 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…

A lean, mean digital Gothic chiller best watched with the lights on.

September 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rob Savage capitalizes on the fear of quarantine with a surprising elegance. Host is a fun, purposeful and intelligent movie that combines, unseemingly, the thrill of jump scares and the intense consciousness of a collective, underlying, anguish.

August 31, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There are well-placed jump scares, ones made all the more impressive by the fact we are seeing them via webcam.

August 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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