The Invitation

In this horror-thriller, a haunted man attends a dinner party at his ex-wife’s home

2015 | Running Time: 100 minutes | Rating: NR

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests. Will (Logan Marshall Green) and Eden (Tammy Blanchard) were once a loving couple with a young son, but they divorced following their child’s accidental death when Eden met a new partner in a grief support group. Two years’ later Eden and her new husband invite Will to a dinner party. The host couple introduce everyone to a New Age spiritual group they’ve joined called “The Invitation.” As the evening unfolds, their suspicious behavior causes Will to become increasingly paranoid while the home forces him to relive memories of his deceased son. THE INVITATION premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Director: Karyn Kusama; Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi; Producer: Martha Griffin, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Nick Spicer

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2015: Jury Prize Octopus d’Or
Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival 2015: Official Fantàstic Competition Best Motion Picture
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2015: International Critic’s Award
Fright Meter Awards 2016: Fright Meter Award Best Screenplay
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2017: Chainsaw Award Best Screenplay

“The Invitation wants to comment on the different ways people deal with irreparable grief: Some learn to live with it, some succumb to it, others go crazy.”