Directors Richard Oakes and Adam Leader | 2020 | 89 mins | Horror | UK | English
Official Selection – Sitges Midnight X-Treme 2020
Official Selection – Fright Fest London 2020
When a family invites their neighbors, a sweet young couple, over to celebrate Christmas Eve and some very happy personal news, they do not realize that their friends had just become hosts to a malicious entity hellbent on taking over the world. The family find themselves fighting for their lives in a night of unimaginable terror.
Like The Strangers at Christmas and with an otherworldly twist, Hosts is a simmering sci-fi thriller where the palpable tension of a singular event belies an even more sinister takeover on a global scale.
OVER 80% ON ROTTEN TOMATOES!
“AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR HORROR FANS.”
– VOICES FROM THE BALCONY
“A GENRE FILM THAT IS BOTH EXPANSIVE YET PERSONAL, THIS IS INTENSE, MEAN, AND BLEAK IN THE BEST WAYS POSSIBLE. I LOVE IT WHEN AN INDIE FILM CAN SURPRISE ME AND HOLD MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION. HOSTS CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD MORE THAN A FEW TIMES AND, IN THE END, HAD ME RAISING MY BEER IN RESPECT. WELL DONE, BOYS. WELL DONE.”
– JO BLO’S ARROW IN THE HEAD
“THIS IS A POSSESSION FILM UNLIKE ANY YOU HAVE EVER SEEN AND WITHOUT SPOILING THIS FINE FILM, KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN FOR SOMETHING THAT IS SHOCKING, SAD, EMOTIONALLY AND VISUALLY POWERFUL.”
– SINFUL CELLULOID
“ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE FILMS I’VE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME”
– KILLER HORROR CRITIC
“I CANNOT COMMEND THE EERIE VIBE AND DELICIOUS CREEPINESS ENOUGH. HORROR FANS WILL REVEL IN THESE ELEMENTS AND SHOULD DEFINITELY ENJOY HOSTS!”
– HEAVENS OF HORROR
“TAKES THE USUAL TONE OF CHRISTMAS HORROR AND AMPS IT UP TO 11.”
– FATHER SON HOLY GORE
Richard Oakes and Adam Leader – Directors
Samantha Loxley (Election Night, Skin Deep)
Neal Ward (Two Graves, To Dream)
Nadia Lamin (Chimera, Actress Diaries)
Frank Jakeman (A View To A Kill, Rise of the Krays)
Lee Hunter (Vikings, Eastenders)
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