When choosing a remote romantic retreat to reconnect with your spouse, it seems smart to make sure it’s secure, but the trailer for Held is here to remind you that technology and automated security systems are to be feared. As a lady who enjoys a good Airbnb rental from time to time, I know to check every corner for possible sneaky cameras. But until now, it hadn’t occurred to me to worry that a HOUSE could kidnap me! I don’t think this is a case of the rise of the machines so much as a guy in a super creepy mask using the machines, but that just makes it scarier…

The trailer definitely hints at something more going on beyond random kidnapping, and it makes me wonder if this isn’t similar to one of those extreme team-building retreats that you hear about. Fighting off a torturous kidnapper is one way to grow closer to your partner and get that spark back in the relationship!

Held will be in theaters and on demand April 9, 2021.

In HELD, Emma (Jill Awbrey) and Henry’s (Bart Johnson) marriage is losing its spark. In an effort to reconnect, they vacation to a remote high-end rental, complete with automated smart house features and integrated security. However, after suspecting a nighttime intruder they decide to flee, only to become forcibly trapped inside by the automated security system. Emitting from the house, an unknown ‘Voice’ watches their every move through an array of hidden cameras, revealing an intimate and unsettling knowledge of their relationship. While the situation grows increasingly brutal, Emma and Henry must work together to uncover the truth and find a way out before it’s too late.