**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**
“It’s going to be such a memorable stay…”
Superhost released on Shudder on September 2nd 2021. The film stars Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Gracie Gillam and Barbara Crampton. It runs for an hour and twenty-three minutes.
A couple decides to book an Airbnb to help revive their travel vlog. After several weird encounters with their host, Rebecca, they start to realize that they may be in immediate danger.
Here is the trailer:
Superhost reminds us that perhaps staying in a stranger’s house is never a good idea, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…
A creepy, deranged performance worth noting.
Gracie Gillam is so fantastic in this film. She really gives this role her all and she is the best part of the movie. Rebecca is out of her mind and just from the trailer you can clearly see that she is not quite adjusted, but it just works and it provides us with some crazy bloody fun!
The rest of the cast is really great as well. We have Supernatural’s Osric Chau, TVD’s Sara Canning and the iconic Barbara Crampton, who lights up the screen whenever she’s on it. More please!
Seamlessly blends two intriguing premises.
The film has many chilling moments throughout the first half. It takes an already scary premise (staying in a stranger’s house) and reminds us that perhaps this isn’t the best idea…especially if you are being a watched. Similar to Dave Franco’s The Rental, our main characters quickly learn that something beyond disturbing is going on during their vacation stay.
I also like that the film also incorporated the Vlog aspect to make it relevant. I’ve seen this in many films before, but this film did a good job of reminding us about the danger of needing to be validated or liked online. Our two main characters struggle with the reality of their situation because they are so motivated to do something to impress their viewers, which can lead to deadly consequences.
Needed a bit more in the first half.
The movie is very short which kept the pacing going, but there were some initial chills in the beginning that could have been explored more. The second half of the movie is really strong and I was hooked the entire time, but I wanted a little bit more build up to really make the second half pop.
So am I in or out?
This film is really entertaining. It had some chilling moments, a bloody campy feel, and a Superhost to die for! But don’t forget to leave her a good review…
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Superhost in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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