I enjoy doing this ‘First Glance’ feature. It’s a chance to inform folks about upcoming movies on the horizon by showcasing new trailers. But this is the first installment where I’ve highlighted a movie while issuing this warning – You may not wan’t to watch the attached trailer! I say that because it’s an unfortunate case of the studios revealing waaaaay too much (at least I think so). In it we see a seemingly noteworthy reveal that (I’m guessing) plays a significant part in the movie. I’ll let you decide for yourself.
I’ll dance around the plot, but without spoiling things the story revolves around a young woman named Evie (Nathalee Emmanuel) who learns she has some extended family she’s never met. She travels to England to meet her newfound second cousin, Oliver (Thomas Doherty) who invites her to attend a family wedding. Evie is hesitant at first but agrees and that’s where the movie takes its sinister turn. The movie is directed by Jessica M. Thompson who co-wrote the script with Blair Butler. They certainly seem to have a knack for atmosphere and tension. I’m interested to see how this one turns out.
“The Invitation” drops exclusively in theaters on August 26. Check out the trailer below (at your own risk) and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
I can’t chance the trailer. Thanks for the warning. Question: is it a horror movie?
Definitely a horror movie.
I did see this trailer last week. Looks interesting.
I’m curious. We’ll see.
🟡 Pass 🎶 🎀 🌻 🟡
🔴 🎸 🎶
Well ya know I don’t do horror but I watched the trailer and thought meh. It strikes me as retro-horror if you know what I mean. Nathalie Emmanuel is a good actress, really did a great part in GOT, sad she’s reduced to this.
I don’t know what to think of it. I’m interested but there are so many ways that thing can go wrong.
I like Nathalie a lot, and even though the trailer absolutely went too far, it still might be worth a look for me. But you are right, there are several ways this could go off-the-rails.
I like her too and she’s a big reason I’m going into the film optimistic. Not ready to write it off yet!