Worth Watching: David Hyde Pierce Kills in 'The Perfect Host' Trailer

April 11, 2011
Source: Apple

The Perfect Host Trailer

Let's party! Oh you gotta love concepts that twist concepts. The Perfect Host is a slippery psychological thriller that exposes true human nature and reveals just how far we're willing to go to satisfy our needs. David Hyde Pierce of "Fraiser" stars as Warwick Wilson, our "host", and he's joined by Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker and Megahn Perry. Magnolia recently debuted the trailer on Apple for the release of this film, which first premiered at Sundance in early 2010. As usual, I'm surprised by how good some of the indie films I miss at Sundance actually look. I am definitely renting this! "Is everyone not enjoying themselves?!"

Watch the official trailer for Nick Tomnay's The Perfect Host:

You can also watch The Perfect Host trailer in High Definition on Apple

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party… where the host is anything but ordinary.

The Perfect Host is both written & directed by Australian first-time feature filmmaker Nick Tomnay, of a couple of shorts previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in early 2010 and also played at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures is finally bringing The Perfect Host to limited theaters on July 1st as well as VOD starting on May 27th this summer. Anyone curious to see this?

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The ending ruined the movie for me. What the fuck. Why would they show they were all imaginary in the trailer? I'm pissed! That and the cuts on the guys face going on and off just showed too much of a this is a cut from the end, from the beginning, from the middle stitch job. REALLY bad trailer edit.

Chad on Apr 12, 2011


Yes, I agree with everything you said; those were all the same problems I had with the trailer myself. Too bad.

Anonymous on Apr 12, 2011


It's called Good Movies Ruined by Trailers Syndrome. It's spreading all cross Hollywood.

Mazen K. on Apr 12, 2011


It's called Good Movies Ruined by Trailers Syndrome. It's spreading all cross Hollywood.

Mazen K. on Apr 12, 2011


How was this ruined for you? Its akin to saying that revealing Tony Stark to be Iron Man in the trailer would ruin Iron Man for you.

Applenoranges on Apr 12, 2011


You're clearly not getting it.

Onebadace on Apr 13, 2011


Considering this is a thriller(so it seems; though comedic), suspense is a key factor to making the genre enjoyable ...that was a huge spoiler, that would be like someone saying Bruce Willis was dead all the time. In action movies, there really isn't any suspense to adhere to.

cHello on May 12, 2011


i do kind of agree with you. but the fact he was having a dinner party with dance numbers and conga lines kinda gave that away a little earlier

lego on Apr 12, 2011


Looks interesting. I may rent, also!

Dustin Fuston on Apr 12, 2011


Hit sure has piqued my interest. David Hyde Pierce looks great in this film.

EntfortherestofUs on Apr 12, 2011


Looks like a great mix of 2 amazing movies, American Psycho and Hard Candy. Should be good!

Iwelford on Apr 12, 2011


this looks really good

A5J4DX on Apr 13, 2011


David Hyde Pierce? The man's name is Niles Crane!

Yves on Apr 14, 2011


All people do on this website is complain about how every movie looks awful.

You Know Who on Apr 15, 2011


No, that's just what happens on the internet. It's far more entertaining to bitch and complain about shit than to say "I think this looks good". Alternatively, if the movie looks like it'll be REALLY good, or if it's based on a comic that you really like and it looks good, then it's also OK to post something like "OMFG THIS LOOKS FUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!1" Being negative, tho, is far more stimulating. It makes people feel better about themselves to be so negative about everything else.

Anonymous on Apr 16, 2011


It was a great movie until the end. Too much was left unanswered probably because they want to make part II. Whether that is the intent or not, the movie makers definitely dropped the ball at the end. In my opinion, it’s shameful to make a great movie with a terrible ending. In short the ending was an unfinished script that destroyed what could have been a memorable classic.

Nathan on Nov 23, 2011

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