I almost want to tell you not to watch this trailer. One of the pleasures of going into “Girlfight” director Karyn Kusama‘s thriller “The Invitation” is watching it unfold into unexpected directions, and knowing as little as possible as such will reap the biggest rewards when checking out this mostly single-location picture. But if you need just a little bit more to convince you to check it out, then by all means watch it.
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 following a group of old friends and a couple of oddball newcomers who get together for dinner. But it’s soon revealed that there are deadly ramifications for all involved. 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 April 8th. Watch below.