CAST: Michiel Huisman, Logan Marshall-Green, John Carroll Lynch DIRECTOR: Karyn Kusama WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
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.
WEiRD ELEPHANT HAS ITS OWN BEER!
A dinner-party mystery so sweat-inducingly tense that I could only watch it through laced fingers.Calum Marsh, Village Voice
A teasingly effective thriller that builds a remarkable level of tension over the course of its 99-minute running time.Justin Chang, Variety
The Invitation is a brilliant film that will have the audience feeling uneasy until its heart-pounding climax. 5 of 5 Skulls.Trace Thurmon, Bloody Disgusting
Quiet precision is the name of the game for most of THE INVITATION, in fact; this is another slow burner that takes its time getting to the horrific goods. The trip is compelling from frame one, though, and proceeds with unerring unease right down to its perfectly judged, powerfully suggestive final shot. 3.5 of 4 Skulls.Michael Gingold, Fangoria