The Invitation, from Jennifer's Body and Girlfight director Karyn Kusama and the latest title out of Drafthouse Films, is the kind of movie that will stop your heart and squeeze your nerves throughout its runtime. There's not a wasted second in it - every beat, every shot is earned and full of impact. I saw it at Stanley Film Festival last April, and afterward on the shuttle from the theater back to the hotel, a trolley full of strangers connected by revisiting every surprising and terrifying moment of The Invitation. It's just that kind of movie.
The Invitation arrives March 25 in theaters and on VOD; check out today's teaser to get a glimpse: