A teaser trailer for Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation doesn’t show us much, but plenty to unnerve you a little. The film stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, and Michiel Huisman as members of a strange dinner party taking place among several sets of exes.
Here is the teaser:
Here is the synopsis:
In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, THE INVITATION blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined.
This promises to be extremely uncomfortable and probably, eventually, horrifying, though Emayatzy Corinealdi, who appears in the film, said The Invitation is not easy to categorize. Speaking to Collider, she said “My first impression of the script was that it didn’t fit into any kind of mold. It wasn’t a thriller. It wasn’t a drama. It wasn’t anything in that sense, and I loved the character discovery of what was going on. You have these people in this situation, but it doesn’t play out like a typical thriller in that sense where you have a group of people in a house.”
The film hits theaters and VOD March 25.