Held is a 2020 American horror feature film about a couple that is being kept hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice.Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing (The Gallows;?The Gallows Act II) from a screenplay written by Jill Awbrey, who also stars, the Tremendous Pictures production also stars Bart Johnson, Rez Kempton and Zack Gold. Emma and Henry’s marriage is losing its spark an effort to reconnect on their nine-year anniversary, they vacation to a remote luxury rental, complete with automated smart house features and integrated security. After suspecting a nighttime intruder, however, they decide to flee, only to become forcibly trapped inside by the all-encompassing technology. Held 2020 full Movie
Then a Voice tells them their entire movements are being watched, revealing intimate knowledge about their relationship. As events get more brutal and dehumanizing, Emma and Henry must work together to uncover the truth and find a way out before it’s too late…
At the heart of?Held’s horror is the warped notion that good is being done to protect the sanctity of marriage. It takes a little too long for this aspect to come to the boil, but once out in the open, the film doesn’t labour with its pointed comment on the extreme lengths ‘men’ will go to sustain the patriarchy. Leaving the audience to think on whether men can ever be trusted.”BritFlicks
“Held?is an interesting and gripping film. I’ve seen other films tackle a similar concept but none of them have been as successful as this one. Emma and Henry are characters you root for, and they’re exceptionally well written. You may predict the outcome of the film but even if you do, it won’t ruin your enjoyment.”?Entertainment Focus
“Directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing (The Gallows) wring every drop of tension out of the premise. There is also a fascinating juxtaposition between the modern technology holding them captive and the antiquated, patriarchal views of marriage the Voice seeks to impart. This juxtaposition really helps to sell the reveal as to the source of the horror.