THE RENTAL is a US horror film in which two holidaying couples begin to suspect that their host is spying on them.
There is use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘prick’, ‘shit’ and ‘asshole’.
There are scenes of MDMA misuse.
We see brief footage on a screen of a couple having sex in a shower, with vigorous mechanical thrusting but no visible nudity. The couple are unaware that they are being filmed.
There is strong, sustained threat, including ‘jump scare’ moments, when people are violently attacked by a masked stalker, who has been secretly watching and filming them in intimate situations.
A man is killed by a blow to the head with a hammer, causing a spurt of blood. Other people are repeatedly struck or punched, with moderate bloody aftermath images, and another man is smothered to death. A dead body is struck with a rock, resulting in brief, dimly lit sight of a dent in the corpse’s head.
There are occasional references to racism.
Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, Dan Stevens