These DNA testing and household tracing websites all go on about searching for misplaced family members or figuring out well being points early, however what if there is a darker facet to the entire affair? Or what if the long-lost/distant/sudden household you find yourself assembly seems to be an upper-class coterie of weirdos who’ve invited you to hold out some harmful generational custom? That is the precise dilemma confronted by Nathalie Emmanuel’s character in The Invitation, which has its preliminary trailer on-line.
After the loss of life of her mom and having no different recognized family members, Evie (Emmanuel) takes a DNA check… and discovers a long-lost cousin she by no means knew she had. Invited by her newfound household to a lavish wedding ceremony within the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the horny aristocrat host, however is quickly thrust right into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets and techniques in her household’s historical past and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.
There is a particular feeling of a story DNA splice between an Agatha Christie story, Prepared Or Not and one thing extra supernatural (we hear that “Harker” title dropped close to the top).
Jessica M. Thompson directs right here, having co-written the script with Blair Butler. Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Courtney Taylor, Hugh Skinner, and Sean Pertwee co-star, and The Invitation can be out on 26 August.
There’s some small a part of us that needs the group had discovered one other title for the film – since it would have an effect on folks discovering Karyn Kusama’s glorious 2015 thriller horror drama of the identical title…