Second Sight Films has announced that the critically acclaimed British horror sensation, HOST, will be released in a special Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set on 22 February 2021.
The Shudder Original found-footage horror – filmed remotely during the COVID-19 lockdown – is directed by Rob Savage and based on a script written by Savage, Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd.
Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly zoom call. It’s Haley’s turn to organise an activity and instead of a quiz, she’s arranged for a medium to conduct a séance.
Bored and feeling mischievous, Jemma decides to have some fun and invents a story about a boy in her school who hanged himself. However, her prank gives license for a demonic presence to cross over, taking on the guise of the boy in Jemma’s made-up story.
The friends begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes as the evil presence begins to make itself known, and they soon realise that they might not survive the night.
- New exclusive commentary by Director Rob Savage and Producer Douglas Cox
- New exclusive cast commentary
- New exclusive cast interview
- Behind-the-Scenes feature
- ‘Is There Goblins Now?’ – the original prank video
- ‘Kate Scare’ – prank video test run
- Rob Savage’s short films Dawn of the Deaf and Salt
- The Host Team Séance
- BFI Q&A with Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley, Jed Shepherd, Douglas Cox, Haley Bishop, Brenna Rangott, Caroline Ward
- Evolution of Horror interview with Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd
Limited Edition Contents
- Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Thomas Walker
- Perfect-bound booklet with the original story outline and new essays by Ella Kemp and Rich Johnson
- 6 collectors’ art cards
7th art card featuring new key art exclusive to Second Sight store customers