The Pandemic is boring, and the work-from-home meeting zoom calls are more boring. But, we were never scared of the zoom calls. Moreover, we never thought the zoom calls could be a nightmare. But, what is not possible in today’s world? The Host is here to make you feel wrong.
And, that’s exactly what happened, a new horror movie, entirely shot over zoom call is out. And, it will make shout and scream. The film took zoom calls on a whole other level. We never thought we will be afraid of a lost internet connection.
A tiny, British movie, The Host, is a horror film. It is birthed in lockdown making the storyline more relatable. Undoubtedly, you can call it one of the greatest films made in the pandemic. The 57-minute thriller movie is written by Rob Savage, Jed Shephard, and Gemma Hurley.
The movie is already getting a lot of great reviews because of its idea. So, let’s go ahead and know more about the ‘Zoom Seance’ :
What Is The Movie About?
The movie revolves around a two-word text sent at 4:34 a.m on 24th April. The movie begins when a group of six friends joins a zoom conference and suddenly one of them loses his connection. Of course! Later they try to connect with him through a medium, the spirits.
One of the writers, Savage, who is also known for his amazing short horror movies is a part of the movie. The movie was shot in a 12 week period, in lockdown with Savage recording scenes from his house. He filmed himself in the spooky attic for the movie. He also mentioned about his attic in a twitter post hinting about the movie.
I’ve been hearing strange noises from my attic, so I called a few friends and went to investigate… pic.twitter.com/CxmJAf44ob
— Rob Savage (@DirRobSavage) April 21, 2020
The movie reflected the essence of films like Paranormal Activity and Unfriended as it is completely taking place on a computer screen. The Host is definitely a hit as it is scaring off people online and also gained a good 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Savage Idea For The Film
When asked about the film, Savage said, that he didn’t waste his time by baking banana bread and sourdoughs. He continues by saying, that food is important, but, the movie is something they can look back to. He also said that when they will look back at it [Host], they will know that they did not waste their time during this tough situation.
The host is something we wanted to watch, so, we made it, and, fortunately, everyone liked it. A review in a magazine read, that the movie speaks for uncertainty and these devices which promises us millions of possibilities. The Host finds the uncomfort-ness in those and makes it more ghostlike.