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Hosts (2020)

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A family fall victim to a series of violent murders when they invite their neighbours over for Xmas dinner.

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Adam Leader (Written By), Adam Leader (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Neal Ward ... Jack
Nadia Lamin ... Lauren
Frank Jakeman ... Michael
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Howard-Williams ... Newsreader
Lee Hunter ... Eric
Samantha Loxley ... Lucy
Jennifer K Preston ... Cassie
Buddy Skelton ... Ben
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A family fall victim to a series of violent murders when they invite their neighbours over for Xmas dinner.

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Horror

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Fundamental disconnect between some reviews and what I saw
26 October 2020 | by moray-jonesSee all my reviews

There has definitely been a major marketing push to make this film out to be something it's not.

I'm usually happy to take a low budget into account when watching a film and look for what was done well, but there was very little here to appreciate. Read a five star review and then prepare to be disappointed.

The script was full of waffle and didn't go anywhere - characters stood/sat about giving tedious monolgues supposed to inject meaning.

The directing was mainly static shots that didn't even allow characters to move - a woman tries to direct her boyfriend (after a massive dialogue that should have been left on the cutting room floor) to lights in the garden whilst rooted to the sofa. A family watch a murder, rooted to their chairs.

I liked the actors - though they had to squirm for what felt like hours in every scene to show their terror.

The whole thing should have been done as a short. There's nothing original about the film and there was not enough story to make a film of this length. And not enough money to make it look even that half-decent.

Then the money could have been spent on some polish and the writer would have been forced to consider what the point of the whole thing was.

So bad it's bad!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2020 (Canada) See more »

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2.39:1
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