This is going to be a great weekend for genre fans, especially with Drafthouse Films releasing The Invitation, which hails from Girlfight, Aeon Flux, and Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama.
In The Invitation, “Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband… and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?”
The above clip flashes back to an unnerving and uncomfortable suicide attempt, which perfectly sets the tone for the kind of film you’re going to see.
The pic stars Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Tammy Blanchard (Moneyball), Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”), Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere), and John Carroll Lynch (“Fargo,” Zodiac, “American Horror Story”).