in 2019 sam raimi announced that he was developing a horror film called Girlfriend, and movie fans could not contain their excitement. Now, after several changes in the production companies, directors and producers, the world will finally be able to see it under a different name: The invitation. Taking as a reference the classic gothic novel dracula by bram stoker, The invitation tells the story of a young woman who is thrown into the glamorous world of old money and finds something much more sinister behind the gilt facade. While many horror films today have to stick firmly to the modern slasher camp or the subtle ghost story period piece, The invitation seems to toe the line in bringing Victorian characters into the modern world. Here’s everything we know about where and how you can watch this summer’s latest horror hit.
Director of The invitation it is jessica m thompson. This Australian filmmaker made her debut just a few years ago with the 2017 film the light of the moon. That film told the story of a woman who was sexually assaulted in New York City and covers a period of six weeks after the assault, dealing with the impact on her life and her relationships. Protagonist Stephanie Beatrice, the film received an incredible amount of praise, earning a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Since then, she has directed six episodes of the Australian television series, The end, about three generations of a family doing their best to navigate how to live meaningfully and die with dignity. With these credits behind him, his second feature is sure to be an interesting exploration of the real issues that turn good horror movies into classics.
the cast of The invitation it reads like a who’s who list of rising British actors. Starring the film’s protagonist, Evie, is Natalie Emmanuel. Though he got his start in the West End in critically acclaimed productions like The Lion Kingmost people will recognize her from her role as Missandei on the hit HBO series. game of Thrones. Since then, her career has been on fire with starring roles in franchises like maze runner Y the fast and the furious as well as candid TV shows like Four Weddings and a Funeral. Thomas Doherty plays Walter, the seductive cousin she meets at the wedding. Doherty got her start in Disney Channel Original Movies like Decendents but has since moved on to more challenging work. After a brief but charismatic appearance on High Fidelityhas become a star of the successful reboot of Gossip Girl. Evie’s other male cousin, Oliver, is played by hugh skinner. Skinner gained fame among the American public as the overly emotional boyfriend in flea bag and as a young man Colin Firth in My goodness! Here we go again. With several other experienced British actors rounding out the cast, it has the potential to be an exciting ensemble piece.
When will the invitation be published?
The invitation will have a nationwide theatrical release on August 26, 2022. You can visit the film’s official website to find which theaters near you are showing the film.
Will the invitation be available to stream the same day as it is in theaters?
Unfortunately, The invitation It won’t be available for streaming the same day it opens in theaters and there’s no word on which streaming service it will end up on.
However, Sony Pictures Entertainment signed a five-year deal in April 2021 that will give Netflix exclusive US rights to Sony movies once they leave theaters and premium video-on-demand services, for so you can expect the movie to get there in the next few months.
What is the invitation about?
The official plot synopsis via Sony Pictures reads:
After her mother’s death and no other known relatives, Evie takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her new family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she is initially seduced by the sexy aristocratic host, but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the disturbing intentions behind it. his sinful generosity.
A full trailer for The invitation was released on June 27 and reveals what brought independent but lonely Evie to this vast and secretive English country estate. While she is still dealing with the death of her only family member, her mother, she realizes that she is not as alone as she thinks when she discovers that she has a cousin on a DNA website. At first, this lovely family dazzles her when they invite her to a lavish wedding, but she is soon terrified by the kind of people they are. Still, it is not clear what they are and what they are looking for. They viciously stab someone at the table, lick blood from Evie’s injured finger, and hint at the need to replace a long-lost limb. Are they vampires? ghosts? Or just sadistic? The only thing that is clear is that Evie is in terrible danger.
Other movies like The Invitation
While you wait for your local cinema to show The invitationHere’s a list of some horror movies that defied the genre and not only scared audiences, but had a lasting impact.
nosferatu the vampire – Seeing as The invitation is heavily based on dracula, it is only fair that a vampire tale be included in this list. Based on the classic 1922 German film, nosferatu the vampire is a modern horror classic that adopts the rules and tone of its silent film predecessor. Set in 19th century Germany, the film begins when Jonathan (bruno ganz), a real estate agent, travels to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski) in order to formalize the purchase of a property in his hometown. When Dracula arrives in Germany, he already has Jonathan under his spell and brings a plague upon the city. It depends on Jonathan’s fiancée, Lucy (isabel adjani) to put an end to this evil. Kinski and Ganz are great, but it’s Adjani’s performance that melds silent film sensibilities with contemporary horror, making it terrifying and alluring.
Salt – No other horror movie in recent years has changed the game like Salt. The film follows Chris (Daniel Kaluya), a black photographer visiting his white girlfriend’s family for the first time. Initially, he finds them agreeable, if somewhat overly sensitive to their racial differences, but soon discovers a deeper, darker secret behind his facade. Mixing classic horror tropes with real issues like racism, director jordan peele create something really special. Based on the trailer, The invitation seems to be playing with the same differences. It’s a winning combination that makes horror movies last long after the scares have worn off.
crimson beak – Although it didn’t receive the praise it deserved after its release, crimson beak is a highlight in the director’s career William of the Bull. It tells the story of Edith (Mia Wasikowska), a young author reeling from a recent family tragedy and marrying a charming rich man, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Unfortunately, she has to deal with her cold sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), as well as the mysterious secrets that lurk on his estate, Crimson Peak. The movie may not have many jump scares, but it will leave you haunted by the very real horrors of a dysfunctional family. I like it The invitation, crimson beak makes the Victorian horror as fresh as ever and the cast makes it unforgettable.