The Invitation is a 2022 American horror thriller film directed by Jessica M. Thompson and written by Blair Butler. The film stars Nathalie Emmanuel and Thomas Doherty.
Inspired by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, the film follows a young woman who meets long-lost family members for the first time after her mother’s death, only to discover the dark secrets they carry.
What is the Invitation About?
The Invitation is loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, so bring some garlic bread with you when you see it in theatres. After losing her mother, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel), a young American woman, decides to take a DNA test to see if she has any other living relatives.
Oliver (Hugh Skinner), a long-lost cousin whom she meets at a restaurant, turns out to be her long-lost cousin. He invites her to travel to England to attend a wedding with the rest of her family.
Evie is taken aback by her aristocratic host, Walter (Thomas Doherty), and his opulent estate upon her arrival. During her stay, he courts her, and she falls in love with him.
As the wedding day approaches, she inquires more about the bride and groom, only to be given vague and enigmatic answers. As she pieces the puzzle together, she discovers that this family has a sinister surprise in store for her.
The bride-to-be is revealed to be none other than Evie herself, with Walter as her intended. His allure quickly turns to menace as she tries to flee her increasingly violent and dangerous hosts. Evie will have to fight her way out of this nightmare if she wants to live to see another day.
Is There a Trailer for the Invitation?
Absolutely! The trailer was first made available as an attachment to The Black Phone’s theatrical release on June 24, 2022. The trailer is available for viewing below:
As you can see in the trailer, it goes into more detail about Evie and her reasons for wanting to take the DNA test and find out if she has more family members.
It also demonstrates the level of violence to be expected in the film, but most importantly, it demonstrates that Walter and the other guests at his mansion are basically vampires.
The trailer doesn’t explicitly state that they’re vampires, but between the fangs, the blood-drinking, and the stake in the chest… it’s definitely a vampire movie.
Who’s in the Cast of the Invitation?
Nathalie Emmanuel will play the lead character Evie. She is best known for her role as Missandei in HBO’s Game of Thrones, but she has also appeared in the Fast and Furious films, including the upcoming Fast and Furious X, as a character named Ramsey.
She is an English actress, but in The Invitation, she will play an American. Thomas Doherty will play Walter, Evie’s mysterious and charming potential love interest. Doherty portrayed Max Wolfe in Gossip Girl and Harry Hook in Disney’s Descendants 2 and 3.
Stephanie Corneliussen will play the role of Viktoria, one of the family members that Evie meets at the estate. She can be seen in the trailer during the nail-trimming scene acting strangely when Evie accidentally cuts her finger.
She has also appeared in television shows such as Mr. Robot and Legion. Sean Pertwee, best known for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the television series Gotham, Hugh Skinner (Fleabag), and Alana Boden round out the cast (I Am Elizabeth Smart).
The Invitation Release Date
The Invitation release date was officially announced a while ago, and the film is set to hit theatres on August 26th, 2022.
Sony Pictures Releasing is in charge of distributing the upcoming supernatural horror/thriller film. The lavish wedding that turns into a horrific nightmare will be seen in theatres soon.
This upcoming film is based on the famous novel “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. After some time, a vampire-themed film will be released.
This new vampire film has a promising cast and an intriguing storyline that will undoubtedly give the audience chills.