SUPERHOST, available on VOD, Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray this Tuesday. Feb. 1, 2022, from RLJE Films.
The film follows travel vbloggers Teddy and Claire who run a channel called “SUPERHOST” where they travel and share their experiences in and around vacation homes, and until recently, had become successful doing it.
With a dwindling subscriber count, they find the perfect opportunity to create content that people want to see when they meet Rebecca, the host of their most recent trip.
Slowly they start to realize that something isn’t right with Rebecca, and as they investigate it further, they unlock a horrifying truth. She doesn’t just want a great review, she wants something far worse.
I've yet to join in on the airbnb craze, but it does sound like it could be an adventure. After seeing Dave Franco's The Rental (2020), the idea certainly gave me some extra pause. Super host has also added to that trepidation.
Superhost feels more like a pandemic era film than The Rental did but it's still a fun trip into the world of mental illness and not so fun staying quarters. This one brings the blood and is a fun, albeit a tad bit on the shorter run time, small cast horror film. Catch it on Shudder or purchase the physical release from RLJE Films.