SXSW ’15: Exclusive photos from Karyn Kusama’s “THE INVITATION”


The director of JENNIFER’S BODY turns to a more psychological brand of horror with THE INVITATION, a world premiere at this month’s SXSW Film Festival. Jump past the jump for some exclusive pics.

Karyn Kusama helmed THE INVITATION from a script by producers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi; the cast includes Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay Burdge, AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s John Carroll Lynch, Mike Doyle, Michelle Krusiec, Jay Larson and Jordi Vilasuso. The synopsis: “Will [Marshall-Green] and Eden [Blanchard] were once a loving couple with a beautiful child. After a tragedy took their son from them, Eden disappeared suddenly, leaving her grieving husband behind. Three years later, out of the blue, she has returned with a new husband…and as a different person, profoundly and eerily changed.On a dark night in the Hollywood Hills, Will returns to the house in which they lived for a reunion with Eden, his new girlfriend, Kira [Corinealdi], and the group of friends that fell apart in the wake of the tragedy. Over the course of the evening, Will is gripped by mounting evidence that something very insidious has taken hold of his ex-wife, and that the new people in her life have a mysterious and horrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses? By the end of the night, the ramifications of what happens in this house will spread far beyond its doors.”

THE INVITATION makes its SXSW debut this Friday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m.; for more info, click here.






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