The Invitation [Movie Review]


The Invitation [Movie Review] | When I watched the trailer, it has the same vibe as Ready or Not.

And I was eager to watch it. I was supposed to watch it with my friends last weekend but we were so engrossed with playing tourist that we lost track of time. I ended up watching it online.

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SYNOPSIS

The Invitation (2022) Trivia

  • Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Courtney Taylor, Hugh Skinner, Sean Pertwee & Carol Ann Crawford
  • Director: Jessica M. Thompson
  • Producer: Emile Gladstone
  • Production Companies: Screen Gems, Mid Atlantic Films, Emile Gladstone Productions & TSG Entertainment II
  • Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
  • Release date: August 26, 2022
  • Running time: 104 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13 (for terror, violent content, some strong language, sexual content and partial nudity)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • IMDb: 5.2/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 27%
  • Metascore:45% 
  • There is another version that is more gore, violence and nudity, which were removed from the theatrical version.
  • The original title is 'The Bride'.
  • Carfax Abbey is the name of the estate purchased by Dracula in the original Bram Stoker book, so the name New Carfax Abbey hints at the current owner.

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The movie starts with a woman held capture, refusing to eat anything. She then runs from the room, ties a piano cord around her neck and hangs herself after saying 'This ends with me'. 

In New York, Evie is working as a waitress while pursuing her passion as an artist. She tries out a DNA kit she acquires at an event, she sends the kit, with little hope of finding her relatives. 

A week later, she receives the result stating that she has an extended family in England. She meets with her newfound cousin, Oliver Alexander, who is in town for business. She learns that her great grandmother, Emmaline had a secret child with a black footman who is Evie's grandfather. Evie is quickly charmed by Oliver who later invites her to their cousin's wedding in England. Oliver pays for everything.

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The Invitation, Horror, Thriller, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle, Movie Review by Rawlins

Arriving in Carfax Estate, Evie meets Walter De Ville, the lord of the manor and almost immediately charmed by him. Evie settles down in her room and was given Mrs Swift to be her assistant. She has nightmares about Emmaline's incident, without knowing that Emmaline is her great grandmother. 

She meets Viktoria and Lucy, who befriends her and accompanies her during her stay at the manor. 

Meanwhile, Walter keeps on charming Evie until she finally opens up and sleeps with him. 

All the while, the maids of the manor keep on disappearing into the shadow.

During a dinner, Walter announces that he and Evie are to wed, without Evie knowing the plan or agreement. And at that exact moment, Mr Field, the head butler, immediately slit the throat of a maid, pouring her blood into a bowl and gives a glass of the blood to Walter.

Who is Walter? Why is Evie there? 

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.7/5.0 I thought the movie is similar to Ready or Not. It has the story line but the twist manages to throw me off. I did not see that coming.  

Cast: 4.5/ 5.0 Good job to all.

Will I Watch It Again: Yes, I don't mind watching it again.

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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