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Plot: After the death of her mother, Evie is approached by an unknown cousin who invites her to a lavish wedding in the English countryside. Soon, she realizes a gothic conspiracy is afoot and must fight for survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history.
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**The Invitation wastes great potential and ideas by trying too hard to be clever and failing.**
Reviews for The Invitation are mediocre at best but as harsh as they seem, they aren’t too far off. The Invitation takes the successes of Ready or Not and blends them with the Dracula story putting a fresh new take on a familiar story. The film benefits from this new approach and introduces new characters and ideas. But that is where the good runs out. The first hour of the runtime forces a romance between the heroine and a painfully suspicious and uncomfortable forward rich guy. Unfortunately, the story gets so caught up in trying to fool the audience into thinking it is a simple romance movie, so it could shock with the vampire twist that it didn’t leave time to make the conclusion feel rewarding or earned. Once the monsters finally revealed themselves, The Invitation sprinted to the end, with the inexperienced heroine easily besting Dracula and his minions; corrupt families and monsters had survived and thrived for hundreds of years. The victory sadly does not convince or satisfy. If The Invitation had spent less time on the failed love story and more time developing the vampire story, this could have been a good movie.
OK, so this is about as derivative as it is possible to get – but you know what, I actually quite enjoyed it. It’s a short and sweet tale of the young “Evie” (Nathalie Emmanuel). She does one of those online DNA tests and before she knows it, is having a posh lunch with “Oliver” (Hugh Skinner) – a posh British lad who claims that she is his long lost cousin. After about thirty seconds, she is invited to come to Yorkshire for a wedding and, as you would – readily accepts. Upon arrival, she encounters their irascible butler “Fields” (Sean Pertwee) and then the hunky lord of the manor “Walt” (Thomas Doherty). She is smitten, indeed they are at it within twenty four hours – but soon she starts to sense that things at the new “Carfax Manor” are not quite what they may seem – not least because there is a distinct lack of bride and groom; and the waitresses employed to cater for the occasion have a habit of disappearing. What could be going on…? Well, it’s fairly clear to us from the start who the baddie is, and that “Viktoria” (a sort of Angelina Jolie-esque Stephanie Corneliussen) and her pal “Lucy” (Alana Boden) are in on the cunning scheme too. It has clearly been done on a limited budget, but the direction is still just about adequate. The story, though, is pretty thin and the acting is drama school stuff for the most part before an ending that really does let the whole thing down rather badly. Still, I watched it with considerable trepidation in a pretty empty cinema, and left thinking it passed 100-odd minutes amiably enough. Not great, no – but not rubbish either.
Ready or Not knock off
It’s like a melodramatic highschool girl wrote a garbage vampire AU fanfic of “Ready or Not”.
Which wouldn’t be too bad. That could be campy good fun, gaping plot holes, convenient deus ex machina, zero-surprise bad writing, and all.
But our female lead, Nathalie Emmanuel, renders it almost too embarrassing to endure at times. Imagine a combination of the worst traits of every pompous American, oblivious liberal arts major, “eat the rich” self-righteously jealous poor, 5th wave feminist, “artist” rolled into a single person, who also enjoys pulling the race card. She’s less a character, and more a collection of checklist items focus groups said will appeal to about 10 different (conflicting) demographics. You will cringe so hard you risk having a stroke.
Unless you’re an angry teen girl, (or want something extremely predictable and find cringe hilarious instead of mortifying), you should pass.
Gothic Horror Romance
The Invitation: Evie is a struggling New York ceramicist, unable to survive on an artist’s income she caters at events as she tries to finish her MFA. At one event she gets a goodie bag with a free DNA Test. The results show that she has English relatives who are well off. A cousin pays for her to come to England to attend a family reunion in Whitby where they are all attending the wedding of their aristocratic acquaintance and patron, Walter DeVille. If we hadn’t been forewarned by the prequel we would still reckon there was something creepy about DeVilles stately manor, given the paintings and sculptures, the way the internal gloom counterpoised the gleaming stone exterior. A creepy butler appears to play a part in the disappearance of waitresses hired to cater for the wedding. Wonder eerie cobweb encrusted wine cellars and a dark library room provide the perfect locations for attacks where we can’t quite make out the assailant. As the narrative unfolds the nature of the attacker becomes clearer and the horror scenes are more explicit, Some gore is spilled but more is saved. While yiu might guess as to what’s going on from an early stage I’ll refrain from spoilers here. The mansion itself is virtually a character as are it’s environs with some vivid overhead shots of dancing. Not really original but it does try a new angle on an old trope, a romance as well as a horror story, it’s well worth a viewing. Directed by Jessica M. Thompson, written by Blair Butler. 7/10.
Original Language en
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Jessica M. Thompson
Writer Blair Butler
Actors Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen
Country United States, Hungary
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