Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Invitation (2015)

Director: Karyn Kusama. Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, John Carroll Lynch. 100 min. Horror/Thriller.

An estranged grief-stricken couple are brought together again for a dinner party, and things get seriously weird from the get go. Wouldn't spoil the story any further, but if what defines a Hitchcockian thriller is the viewer's inability to guess what's coming next, this is a psychological thriller that follows Hitchcock every step of the way. And by that, I mean the surprises kept coming till the very last scene. The violence towards the end is both gut-wrenching, and believable, because when you lose a child, the most bizarre parental behavior is expected - and that's what this story gets right.

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