“The Invitation” is a horror-thriller film by Sony Pitchers, and it was released in August 2022. The Invitation takes place after the death of the protagonist’s mother, and follows her as she meets family members for the first time, and discovers dark secrets they carry. The Invitation was released to critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $33 million worldwide. The Invitation is loosely based on Dracula written by Bram Stoker, with elements from the novel The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and other horror films. The film follows a young woman named Emily (Nathalie Emmanuel), who, following the death of her mother, is invited to a dinner party by her estranged father, who she had never met before. At first, Emily is nervous about meeting her father and his new wife, but begins to warm up to them as the night goes on. However, things take a dark turn when the power goes out and guests become distant. The film was released on August 26th, 2022 in the United States. It grossed over $30 million worldwide. The film was met with critical acclaim from critics, who praised Emmanuel’s performance and Thompson’s directing. It currently holds an approval rating of 26% on Rotten Tomatoes and an average score of 5.2/10 on imdb.
Who is in the cast?
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Evelyn “Evie” Jackson
- Thomas Doherty as Walter De Ville
- Sean Pertwee as Mr. Field
- Hugh Skinner as Oliver Alexander
- Carol Ann Crawford as Mrs. Swift
- Alana Boden as Lucy
- Stephanie Corneliussen as Viktoria
- Courtney Taylor as Grace
- Virág Bárány as Emmaline
About the film:
Evie Jackson is a young artist who has a strained relationship with her mother who died. After she receives a letter from her father, she goes to meet him in his hotel and at the dinner party, meet new members of his family, all strangers to one another. However they may know something, they do not tell the truth, and Evie is led into the dark truths he hides from his new family. The theme of horror used in movie The Invitation is a familiar theme that has been used in most horror films, and as stated previously, this film is based on the Dracula novel written by Bram Stoker. The setting of the film follows a very dark theme and has been adapted many times in both novels and films. In the book, the antagonist is a villainous vampire, but in the film it was changed to an evil wolf creature.
How good is the film?
The Invitation is a very good film, and as stated previously it is based on the Dracula novel written by Bram Stoker. The Invitation uses many themes that have been used in books and films such as Dracula and The Turn of the Screw. The relationship between the father, son and mother is used very well and the actors do an excellent job with their roles but most of all Emmanuel has done an excellent job with her role (Emily).
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