BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
It has been agesssssssss since my last review. Ages. I would say I have aged, but only by days maybe a month. Damn life getting in my way of my wonderous horror films and reviews. I am back. And getting back into it with a slight bang of a film... The Invitation.
"While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests." I was recommended this film by Netflix in an email when they picked up on how many horrors I watch, and it was okay.
I can see why they recommended me it, it is a film that makes you feel uneasy throughtout but it is also a fairly slow film. It does getting to know the characters and getting you to look at every character in a different light very very well. You think that all the characters are weird, you think that everyone is out to get Will, and you think that him being insanely paranoid of them all is very very normal. And that he is right to do so. That is not a normal thing to do at a dinner party, you are not meant to think bad about the other guests, maybe apart from one is a little annoying, or another talks just a little bit too much. But that is it, this film makes you paranoid about every single person - and it turns out, you were right to be...
Now, I am not going to spoil the ending, but I will say you see some of what happens coming, but not in the obvious way, in the dreading way. As I said, it makes you paranoid, and when something does happen, you knew it was going to, but yet, you are still shocked. You are still shocked and still incredibly on edge, it may be a slow film, but it does its job very well. And the way it leads you to thik one thing and then it turns it on its head; bravo.
Overall, if I went to a dinner party with those people, I would leave straight away. That is how uneasy I felt with this film and the people in it, and I clap to the people who made it.
It is a bit slow, and takes sometime, and sometimes when it does get there, it isn't the end you wanted, but it doesn't waste anytime while you're waiting. Yeah, it's not my favourite, but it's worth a watch if you have a spare evening.
Will, let me snuggle into your beard please?
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..