The Invitation (2016)
Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard, Michael Huisman, Michelle Krusiec, Mike Doyle, Jordi Vilasuso, Jay Larson, Marieh Delfino, Lindsay Burdge, and John Carroll Lynch
Directed by Karyn Kusama
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
Dialog heavy, The Invitation does feel the tiniest bit drawn out -- mainly because, as mentioned, the viewers are tipped into the nefarious intentions much sooner than the party guests. However, it doesn't hinder the fact that director Karyn Kusama has crafted a tense, claustrophobic environment that allows this piece to really enervate the viewer. We're stuck in this house with the group and just like them, we're unable to really escape and pull our eyes away from the actions that are unfolding in front of us. This all culminates in a final act that is one of the more exciting finales I've seen from a 2016 film thus far.
Yes, this review is a short one, but The Invitation is a film that shouldn't be spoiled. This low budget thriller is a fun ride that you should certainly give a go.
The RyMickey Rating: B+