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Remotely Filmed ‘Host’ Zoom-ing to Shudder July 30!

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Host, a new horror film from director Rob Savage (Dawn of the Deaf), is headed to Shudder on July 30, 2020!

The official synopsis we received in a press releases this morning says:

Host is the story of six friends who hire a medium to hold a séance over Zoom during lockdown, but they 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. The film stars Haley Bishop (Deep State), Radina Drandova (Dawn of the Deaf), Edward Linard (The Rebels), Jemma Moore (Doom: Annihilation), Caroline Ward (Stalling It) and Emma Louise Webb (The Crown), who also operated their own cameras, helped pull off their own practical effects, and lit their own scenes. Due to social distancing precautions, Savage never set foot in the same room as his actors at any point during production and instead directed them remotely.

We’ve seen a lot of short films produced during quarantine, but this feature will be something different entirely.

“We saw a short horror film Rob shot during quarantine that went viral, and we immediately asked if he had an idea for a full-length feature,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager, in that same press release. “What he and his team created in Host surpassed all our expectations — it’s a great horror film that cleverly uses the idea of a Zoom séance to fashion a story that’s uniquely realistic and terrifying, with jaw-dropping stunts done entirely by the actors.”

The film was co-written by Savage, Gemma Hurley (Shoot for the Moon), and Jed Shepherd (Dawn of the Deaf).

We’ll be looking forward to checking out Host when it hits Shudder later this month!

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Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.