THE INVITATION, if you didn’t already know, is a favorite of ours here at Modern Horrors. The taut psychological thriller about a man who thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests while attending a dinner party was awarded an impressive score of 9.3/10 right here by our own Luke Rodriguez.

Previously only available on VOD platforms, THE INVITATION will arrive in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on July 26, 2016 courtesy of Drafthouse Films. Special features will include audio commentary with Kusama, “The Making of The Invitation,” music videos for original songs by Craig Wedren and Benjamin Newgard, the theatrical trailer, a HD digital copy of the film, and a booklet featuring an original essay by critic Britt Hayes.

Kusama’s thriller opened the Midnight section of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival before receiving wide acclaim during its nationwide theatrical release. For Kusama, who first made her mark with the breakout 2000 hit Girlfight, THE INVITATION boasts a triumphant return to her independent roots, as well as an impressively-crafted script written and produced by screenwriting duo Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. We most certainly recommend adding this one to your home video collections.

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 his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband, David’s (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”) dinner party. The pair’s tragic past haunts an equally spooky 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.

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