The Invitation In 2022, production house Sony Pictures Entertainment is bombarding the global film market, both online and offline. Recently, one of the trailers of their latest film has successfully attracted attention.
The Invitation classic story between vampires and humans, The Invitation stars many talented acting artists, one of which is Nathalie Emmanuel. In the last decade or so, Emmanuel's feature film career is indeed at its peak.
At the age of three, Emmanuel is increasingly victorious in the global entertainment scene. So, as one of the young actresses on the rise, let's take a peek at the charm of Nathalie Emmanuel, let's go!.
Written by Blair Butler (Polaroid, Hell Fest: Evil Games) and Jessica M. Thompson, who is making her first foray into the horror genre having directed episodes of "The End" (2020), the film is an odd combination of "Ready or Not” of 2019 and vampire sects.
The cast is headed by Nathalie Emmanuel (Game Of Thrones, "Fast & Furious" Saga, Army of Thieves), Thomas Doherty (Descendants 2 and 3, Gossip Girl), Sean Pertwee (Gotham, The Pale Horse), Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot), Hugh Skinner (Fleabag, Little Birds), Alana Boden (Uncharted: Off the Map).
The film opens in US theaters on August 26, and on September 15 in Argentine theaters.
The month of June arrives loaded with more premieres of terrifying and creepy classics on Netflix. An example of this is The invitation, considered one of the most feared stories and that generates fear and anguish in viewers. For this reason, it is among the most recommended stories if this genre is the one you like the most. And it is that after its arrival on this streaming platform it has not stopped generating positive comments for its impressive plot.
This Karyn Kusama thriller handles a very tense psychological argument that will not give the public respite. It deals with various concepts and reflections on pain and how each human being can assimilate it. In addition, emphasis is placed on the relationships of couples and friends and how these can become chilling due to the degree of falsehood that can be handled in them.
As if that were not enough, the combination of times and the tension that is generated in each one of them make The Invitation a story with which many identify and even paralyze with the script and plot.
And it is that this story narrates how Will and Eden overcome the death of their son and how that event deteriorates their relationship, so she decides to move away and for no apparent reason disappears from Will's life, but due to fate she decides to return showing that she is a new woman, renewed, even married to another man and with a life in which she left all her traumas behind. On her return, she meets Will, thus initiating a series of mysteries and unexpected conflicts.
It impresses character to win the award for best film in Sitges, where this thriller as disturbing as it is playful, directed with a steady hand by Karyn Kussama, had to do with 35 other titles in competition.
The invitation starts with the reunion of a married couple, separated after the death of their son. A meeting charged with emotion, organized by the woman. An opportunity to forgive the past and themselves, in which both are expected to introduce themselves with their new partners and with their old friends. That is expected; but in the meeting rather disturbing unforeseen events will happen that will make the common pain enriched rather clouded by equivocal moments and growing signs of danger.
Whether it's Netflix's teen series First Kill, the regrettable announcement of a serial remake of Interview with the Vampire, or Netflix's upcoming high-profile vampire flick, it sure looks like the summer sun is right for the flowering of vampiric stories on both sides of the audiovisual landscape. And it's Sony's turn to offer a new iteration of a long-toothed feature film.
Perhaps the studios are trying to make up for the small failure of the monstrous Morbius (even if this same Morbius is taking advantage of VOD to recover his health) through the prism of a new project from the crypt? Directed by filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson (The Light of the Moon, The Handmaid's Tale), The Invitation (not to be confused with Karyn Kusama's sadly misunderstood The Invitation), therefore released the total screen index 100 (or blood ) in order to reveal itself in an intriguing trailer.
The Invitation will therefore tell the story of Evie, played by Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious), an orphan who, driven by a desire to break her loneliness following the death of her mother, decides to resort to genetic testing by correspondence in order to find out if he still has family somewhere.
After meeting a cousin she didn't know existed, Evie is invited to attend a family wedding in Britain. And since clearly, if the character had an ounce of common sense, there would be no story, the young woman blindly agrees to go to unknown lands.
There, she meets a family friend, Walter De Ville, played by Thomas Doherty (one of the rare actors to have been able to bring a little personality to the needy reboot of Gossip Girl). Undaunted by the puns on which the surname of this mysterious individual is based, which is as subtle as bloodshed in a Tarantino film, Evie indulges in the festivities, and soon discovers that something is wrong.
As so often, these first images reveal a thousand times too much the ins and outs of this new film. So rather than leaving the viewer to discover the true nature of these sinister hosts for themselves, the trailer wastes little time revealing that they are a family of vampires, and that Evie is the victim of a pernicious plot. Destined henceforth to become the wife of Walter, the latter will have no choice but to learn how to handle the stake and the crucifix in order to overcome this terrible nightmare.
If the beginnings of the film are not devoid of interest, and this first glimpse shows an obvious plastic quality, the film nevertheless reminds a little too much of a sort of hybrid between Dracula and Wedding Nightmare to really give these images a any sense of originality. However, let's stop spitting in the soup, The Invitation still arouses curiosity. Scheduled for a theatrical release on August 26 in the United States, the film does not yet have a French release date.
The invitation is situated in the best tradition of the noir thriller, framed by impressive scenes of suspense. Of growing discomfort. Where is the mistake? It is the terror that knocks at the door, even if it has not fully settled down.
With more skill than genius, Kusama manages to make the complex narrative machinery required by The Invitation advance oiled and firm until the surprising end.
There are few merits to win the Sitges Grand Prize. It was the good and consensus option for a jury lost in thirty long titles of excellent average quality, as was the last Sitges. All of them titles very different from each other, but where what one member of the jury liked, another hated. Less with The Invitation, of course. Which everyone liked.
American cinema has swept the entire Sitges Festival. The horror film 'The Invitation', one of the best received since its press screening, has won the award for Best Film in a widely distributed list of winners that has seen how the original slasher 'The Final Girls' was highlighted with the Special Award of the jury and that of the Best Screenplay, a film by Todd Strauss-Schulson that plays with the cinema within the cinema and a very self-referential sense of humor that delighted the spectators.
'The invitation', a horror film about a peculiar sect, is the return to good cinema of Karyn Kusama, the director who stood out with 'Girlfight' and who sold her soul to Hollywood with failed projects like 'Aeon Flux' or 'Jennifer's body'. With this film, starring Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman, Kusama returns to the front line, although her work in recent years has focused more on making episodes of prestigious series such as 'Halt and catch fire'.
Out of the winners have been titles that have made a lot of noise these nine days, such as 'Macbeth' starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which has not even received a mention for its actors or for its wonderful photography. Nor did the Catalan actress Laia Costa, who presented Victoria.
Win the award for Best Female Performance, which went to the girl who is the protagonist of 'The New New Testament', an excessive award for a performance that pales in comparison with many of the that have been seen in Sitges. The best male performer has been Joel Edgerton, a recognition for 'The gift', written and directed by himself.
Two weeks ago, 'The Lincoln Lawyer' premiered on Netflix, an intriguing series that has quickly become the most watched on the streaming platform.
The creator of the 10-part miniseries is David E. Kelley, known for his participation in fictions such as 'Big Little Lies', 'Nine Perfect Strangers' and 'Boston Legal'.
'The Lincoln Lawyer' is based on the novel 'The Brass Verdict' by writer Michael Connelly and tells the story of Mickey Haller, the half-brother of Connelly's best-known character: Los Angeles Police Inspector Harry Bosch, which also has its own series ('Bosch') on Amazon Prime Video.
Among the commonplaces that abound in Hollywood scripts, the huge number of remakes or films based on something we already know (be it a book or a video game) and the insistence of its advertising machine that floods us with information before any premiere it is almost impossible to be surprised by the plot of a movie.
To find that feeling of fictional insecurity and of not knowing what could happen, you have to resort to independent cinema. An excellent option to get nervous in front of the screen is The Invitation. The film by Karyn Kusama, director of Girlfight, woman blows, Aeon Flux and Diabolical temptation, is independently produced and had a small budget. It is not based on other material, but is instead an original story written by Phil Hay, Kusama's husband, and her partner Matt Manfredi.
In short, there was nothing that stood between what the writers and the director wanted to tell.
To fulfill the premise of the search for surprise and tension, it is best not to reveal much about the plot. Suffice to say, it's about a reunion of friends, in their 30s and 40s, who haven't seen each other for a long time and that takes place during one night, in a house in the Hollywood Hills.
What you do need to know about The Invitation is that it builds a rarefied and ominous climate like few current movies do. It has no stars in the cast, but little-known actors who shine in difficult and emotionally charged scenes. It's impossible to watch The Invitation without doubting everything, feeling a little scared and enjoying having no idea what might happen at the end.