Few films are able to exude the feeling of actual real-world paranoia like this one does. Karyn Kusama’s “The Invitation” is filled with creeping psychological terror that grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go. From start to finish this film does an amazing job of letting you know that something isn’t right… or maybe you are just paranoid.
The latest trailer gives a brief glance at the intricacies of the film, without giving too much away. What it doesn’t do is let you feel the misplaced dread that the film is bursting at the seams with.
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.
This is one of those films that rattles you with anxiety. Give the trailer a look here and let us know what you think. Be sure to check out this Drafthouse Films release later this year when it opens theatrically and on VOD on April 16.