Joe Hill would probably be something of an expert in the horror genre even if he had grown up to be a tax accountant, given that his father is Stephen King. As it happens, Hill grew up to an acclaimed writer of terror tales in his own right with a bibliography that includes NOS4A2, The Fireman, and the comic book series Locke & Key.
So, what horror movie does the author recommend EW readers check out this Halloween? The answer is British director Rob Savage's filmed-during-lockdown supernatural shocker Host, which is currently streaming on Shudder.
"We’ve all spent the year trapped inside doing one Zoom after another and I think, with that in mind, it’s incumbent in every horror fan to take a spin on Shudder and watch their movie Host," says Hill. "You really have no excuse. It’s only an hour long. It is not even really movie-length. It’s about a set of girlfriends holding a séance over Zoom that goes horribly wrong. But it’s so good, so much fun, and so scary. The kids are having fun. And it’s a great new spin on the found footage story."
Watch (if you dare!) the trailer for Host above.