Of course I knew my very first blog was going to be about something chaotic and creepy. The reason is that the things I watch and read about are psychological, scary, and make you want to bang your head on the wall and rethink your whole life. That’s a good thing though because there are a ton of people out there who are like me. They’re the people who analyze true crime in their free time. This is most likely why you decided to read this today. So, stick with me and pay attention, please lovelies.
This past Summer I forced my siblings to allow me to pick their brains about certain shows and their plots (and there have been many of them). I did this to bring up the question, “What would you do differently?” and all of those answers led to 3 a.m. girl talk conversations about a particular person who didn’t or did deserve what happened to them. This is lucky for you because I want to give you the same experience by telling you about the plot of the movie which led to my questions. The movie is called The Perfect Host.
Our hypothetical 3 a.m. questions would be “What Would You Do as The Bad Guy in this scenario?” or my personal favorite, “Who Is the Villain in This Story?” Keep these in mind as you journey into what you are reading. Side note: Please don’t read this if you mind spoilers. In my opinion, though, I would still go watch this just to make sure the person telling me this didn’t make it up.
The movie stars John Taylor (a smart man who’s good at chess) and Warwick Wilson (an interesting man at best) whose lives join together in the most wicked way. At the beginning of the movie, we learn about John Taylor and his life story through clips of his memories with his girlfriend Simone while he’s robbing a bank. After robbing said bank the next day, he’s in another robbery but instead of him, there’s a woman. John just wants to mind his business but instead, the writers make him become the “hero,” leaving John with tackling the gun out of the woman’s hands and she ends up shooting him in his foot. Of course, John gets mad and of course the t.v. tunes in at the right moment with John on the news for a robbery because the cameras caught him. After that, everything else is John limping to his car and driving as far away as he can until he ends up in a country bumpkin-looking neighborhood. The next part after this was impressive to me, but I recommend not doing it. John Taylor is bleeding badly, and he needs somewhere to go and wash up. He also needs to hide from the police that’s looking for him. Want to know what he does next? He starts reading people’s mail to find information on the person’s lifestyle, who they live with, whether they are rich, and whether they could potentially be outside of town. This keeps going until he finds Warwick Wilson’s house. Warwick’s house is big, shiny, and dated with an open mailbox. In Warwick’s mailbox, there is a postcard from someone named Julia explaining her fun trip to Australia and how she wishes that Warwick could join her. After John sees that, he is like “I got a plan”. John walks up the road and rings the doorbell. He had already come up with the backstory in his head that he was Julia’s cousin, and she was supposed to have someone pick him up from the airport. Julia forgot and he doesn’t want to be out so late while bleeding from a cut he got at the airport. It was going to be easy. That’s what he thinks when Warwick opens the door and asks his credentials, “Who are you?” “How do I know you” and things like that. John answers him with his full backstory while Warwick sips the wine glass in his hand. When John tells Warwick his story, Warwick is hesitant; so, he tells John “I’m hosting a dinner date tonight. My guests are arriving soon.” John assures him he’ll be out of the way. Warwick being the person he is, lets John come into the house.
Everything past this point is John looking around and Warwick being hospitable while asking too many questions. John had the answers prepared for the questions up until the point when Warwick called the police. He reports a missing suitcase for John which terrifies John because he is LYING. So instead of telling the truth, John blows his cover and threatens Warwick with a knife. This scene is so chaotic I can’t even explain it. Just please watch the movie. After their little petty fight, John admits he doesn’t know Julia; he starts drinking the wine Warwick had put on the table. Warwick is hopping around the place cleaning the blood trail John left on the floor. John is like “I threatened to kill this dude and he’s cleaning?” What is wrong with him? John then gets up to kick Warwick in the face because somehow, he’s on the ground when he falls like a limp rag doll. Next, Warwick springs up and takes his chance by hitting John in the head with a wine bottle. Then the next scene blackens. Soon after, we see that John awakens and he’s scared more than he’s confused. This leaves the viewers wondering but we soon get our answer. The reason why: We see Warwick talking to a bunch of people who we are guessing are his dinner party. We also see that John is looking at Warwick talking to plain empty chairs.
I’m stopping right here because it’s enough for you to get the idea of where the questions came from. Now, my rating on this movie is 8/10, with 2 points deducted because there were some questions left unanswered. In my opinion, the movie was weird but in a good way. Some things could’ve been redone or better explained. Overall, the movie was great, and I hope whoever watches it enjoys it.