A Zoom movies that exploits the covid working-from-home wave? An opportunistic marketing product? Well, for the sake of our craft, we took a look: six friends who, during last summer’s lockdown, decide to hold a séance via Zoom to kill time (among other things). And guess what? The flick blew our socks off! Director Rob Savage takes a hyper topical subject as his starting point, but carries it to unexpected realms of terror: a sudden sound, a fleeting shadow, the familiar “something lurks there in the background” and a couple of “look out, behind you!”. HOST was shot in 12 weeks and – in the words of an English journalist – is the BLAIR WITCH of the Covid era. But more than a mere gimmick, it is proof once again that sincerity pays off. If you are a genre movie fan like Rob Savage, you want your audience to get their money’s worth. And you won’t be disappointed!
Emma Louise Webb,
Radina Drandova & Caroline Ward
|Subtitles||FR & NL|
|Competition(s)||European Méliès Competition|