Screen Gems dropped ‘The Invitation’ trailer in front of the opening weekend of ‘The Black Phone’ and the movie pegged as a “gothic conspiracy” and a “a contemporary horror thriller” gives us something to sink our teeth into. Formerly titled ‘The Bride,’ ‘The Invitation’ is one of a handful of vampire and Dracula inspired films that will be coming out within the next year.
After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.
Jessica M. Thompson directs this horror-thriller that also stars Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Courtney Taylor, Hugh Skinner, and Sean Pertwee.
Screen Gems’ ‘The Invitation’ opens in theaters on August 26, 2022.