Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs the lines of paranoia, mystery, and horror until neither the characters or the audience know what threats are real or imagined.
From the moment he arrives at his ex-wife’s dinner party, Will struggles with memories of living in this beautiful home, where their young son died in a tragic accident. The film does a clever dance between paranoia on Will’s part (are Eden’s new friends part of an evil cult?) & friends gathering – both new and old – to try and bury the past enjoying wine, prescription drugs and perhaps some mutual affection…
While watching The Invitation, the audience is never really sure if Will has a true grip on reality. Director Karyn Kusama, takes us on a terrifying rollercoaster of emotion. Though there is plenty of gore and violence for fans of such films as “The Purge”, it’s the slow and steady climb that really makes The Invitation a "Must Watch."
The Invitation is Rated R.
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