I was a bit surprised that “Girlfight” director Karyn Kusama‘s “The Invitation” didn’t inspire more buzz across the festival circuit last year. It’s a taut thriller that rewards patience in the first half with an electric back half that pays off the preceding character building. Luckily, the movie has found a home with the folks at Drafthouse, who will get this in front of people who will best appreciate it. The first teaser trailer for the film has landed.
Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay Burdge, John Carroll Lynch, Mike Doyle, Michelle Krusiec, Marieh Delfino and Jay Larson star in a movie revolving around the sinister intentions lurking behind a dinner party in a fancy Los Angeles home. 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 a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie 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” arrives in cinemas and On Demand on March 25th. Watch below.