Host (2020)

Directed by Rob Savage. Written by Savage, Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd. Starring Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Alan Emrys, Teddy Linard and Seylan Baxter.

Plot: six friends accidentally/on purpose invite a demon into their online seance.

During the COVID epidemic, a group of friends decide to do an online seance with the help of Seylan, a medium. Automatically, let me say, this would not be us. We are not participating in an online seance of any kind. That’s just crazy.

Anyway, some of them are reluctant to participate in the seance, but they get talked into it. FOOLS!!! They have to light candles and promise not to “break the circle”. But one of the friends, Teddy, immediately breaks the circle because of his bitch girlfriend. And then, because nothing is really happening in the seance, Jemma decides to lie about a boy named “Jack” who she went to school with and that killed himself by hanging.

Then, they lose Seylan in the chat. And all of them start to experience things in thier own homes. When they finally hear back from Seylan and admit that Jack was made up, she tells them that they’ve made a horrible mistake. By disrespecting the dead and lying about Jack, they may have actually created a Jack. A Jack that they need to worry about.

This movie is scary. DJ had to get me a blanket. I hate hanging people. Ew. Ew. It could have been longer. It was only about an hour long. But at least we never had time to be bored. This was original, innovative, realistic and fun. Its totally rewatchable. It followed the rules. The script was great, the acting was perfect, the effects were superb and and direction was terrific.

My score: 80. DJ’s score: 83.

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