Have you ever been to a dinner party where the food was delicious, the company was great and the conversation compelling, only for things to change after the plates were cleared? Then you’ll immediately feel the tension in Karyn Kusama‘s upcoming thriller “The Invitation” in which a pleasant evening takes a turn.
Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and John Carroll Lynch, the story revolves around a reunion for a group of friends that takes place in a ritzy neighborhood outside of Hollywood, that soon takes a sinister change in direction that will change everyone’s lives. Here’s the synopsis:
In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband, David’s (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”) dinner party. The pair’s tragic past haunts an equally spooky present: Amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will-and the audience-are unsure what threats are real or imagined.
“The Invitation” opens in limited release and on VOD on April 8th.