This is a rather interesting, and twist filled horror film that follows a group of friends trying to have a peaceful little vacation. It’s a twist on what should be a regular and calming Airbnb booking. It’s a different sort of premise, and past that it actually does have some surprises that I didn’t necessarily expect.
It might seem to take a bit to get going, but once it does start rolling I’m sure you’ll be intrigued by what’s just happened. Again, quite surprised by this one as initially I thought it was meandering along. They use the smaller intimate space well, while not being afraid to open up a bit for some of the outdoor segments.
The conflict had a neat sting to it, and there was a nice build-up between the characters. That being said, some of the dialogue could have been finer tuned during those aggressive connections. It did bring some impact using silence as tool, and it might cause some unexpected attention grabbing jumps.
I felt that the acting could have been a bit better, but it was alright. I’m not sure anyone really stood out, but the real psycho moments were well done. There were some neat elements in the presentation here, from the start to the oddly selected music that did work in this one.
That aspect also added an extra layering to the theme, and what was being showcased here. I really liked how this was shot, they had some lovely scenes in regards to the far out moments. Even past that, there was a good use of the camera for mood. Some of the sets didn’t quite come across as perhaps intended, but anything outdoors was actually great to see. They had a neat backdrop for this one, and that helped to set the feeling of isolation.
A Perfect Host is a fine movie that has some surprise twists that should definitely capture your attention. It really did a good job in keeping things interesting, as it did have somewhat of a slow burn to get rolling. Once it hits that point, I was intrigued to see how it was going to wrap up.
It hits that psychotic element, but is perhaps a bit too obvious in how that’s presented. It would have been better to see less of a straight up craziness from the “villain” in this one, at least initially. It was well shot, visually appealing for the most part and had a good display of conflict. Something different, and full of surprises.
A Perfect Host Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening Provided by October Coast Publicity