Hyde Pierce effortless portrays the rationally challenged and unpredictable consummate host, and Clayne Crawford excels in his role as the calculating criminal mind.
Both are phenomenal and convincingly brilliant in their character roles. The only error I found with this film was that there just weren't enough them. You are sidetracked by the actual "events" of John's bank heist, Warwick's "guests," and having to endure the intermittent montages of John's sympathetic flashbacks, which eventually becomes a bit much, serving only as padding for what viewers truly wanted to see: the twisted goings on between John and Warwick. Aside from that, The Perfect Host serves up just the right amount of suspense to keep you glued to your seat for the next bizarre set of psychologically satisfying and unexpected circumstances.
The DVD special features includes "The Making of The Perfect Host" with writer/director Nick Tomnay, where director Tomany gives you a bit of the background on how the feature-length film came to be. It started out as a 26-minute short film, in 1998; The original was shot in black and white and initially director Tomnay did not want to create a 'full version' of the short. What's great, is that you get to view a bit of the original film, and, with a few solid modifications, the idea for The Perfect Host was born. The 2010 film was shot in 17 days. In the HDNET look at The Perfect Host, David Hyde Pierce discusses his complex role as Warwick Wilson. You get to see some of the more intense scenes of the film, and of course, the theatrical trailer. For more info on The Perfect Host please visit the official website.