Karyn Kusama’s (Jennifer’s Body) long awaited return to the genre comes in the form of one of the very best horror movies of the year—The Invitation. I caught this one last year at the Stanley Film Festival (read my review) and I can say with confidence that this movie will blow your mind. It’s a masterfully paced thriller that uses a paranoia-soaked atmosphere to drive the narrative in a way we rarely see. We have the very first trailer—it’s more of a teaser, but a fantastic one—and with it comes a release date. You can catch The Invitation in theaters and VOD on March 25th.
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.
In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama, the tension is palpable when Will shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden and new husband David. 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.
The Invitation stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and John Carroll Lynch.