RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has announced the release of the supernatural horror film HOST from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural.
Host marks the feature directorial debut of Rob Savage who co-wrote the film with Gemma Hurley (Shoot for the Moon) and Jed Shepherd (Multiplex). The film stars Haley Bishop (Angel Has Fallen), Radina Drandova (“Pickled Eggs”), Jemma Moore (Wonder Woman), Caroline Ward (The IMAX Nutcracker), Emma Louise Webb (“The Crown”), and Edward Linard (Golden Years).
In Host, six friends hire a medium to conduct a séance during lockdown for their weekly Zoom call. Jemma decides to pull a prank and makes up a story about a boy she knew in high school who hanged himself. By doing this, Jemma inadvertently invites a demonic presence to cross over. Soon the friends begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes as the evil spirit begins to make itself known, and they all realize this night may be their last.
The film was shot remotely during quarantine and features groundbreaking scares, stunts, and surprises, all filmed by the actors in their own homes. The project was commissioned, written, produced, and will be released in under three months.
HOST will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 2, 2021, and is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 100 percent score on the Tomatometer.
DVD and Blu-rays include the following bonus features:
- Behind-the-Scenes of HOST
- Bloody Disgusting presents “The Boo Crew Podcast: HOST Episode”
- Séance with the Cast of HOST and Crew of the Film