38: The Invitation: I’m an Orchid

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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 38 about Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation (2015), your hosts (Mary Kay, Mary, and Maegan) answer important questions like these:

What is the appropriate way to eat chicken wings? What is your answer to the “I Want” game that the cast plays? What makes Will and Kira our protagonist couple immediately? What was the first red flag that this movie sent up? Would you accept this dinner party invitation? What were your feelings about the Horror Noire documentary? What is the benefit of making our final girl a Black woman? How does that make us empathize with Kira, or does it? Why did all of the guests actually show up, and no one flake out? What was the point of the dinner party? Were they actually trying to recruit them into the cult? (Because the last turn makes us think that it is not.) how does Will get away from the party so much? Did Eden and David make that dinner themselves? What kind of deal did Eden make with the devil to keep that dress THAT white? Why was the blocking so weird? What about the gaze on Will that we get through cinematography? Are we happy with the representation here? How do you pronounce the word “ensemble?” Is Eden the real antagonist? How did you feel when John Carroll Lynch showed up? How did the cult make the jump from death-positivity to MURDER EVERYONE? What would you wear to your SO’s exwife’s dinner party?

The Invitation (2015)– Directed by Karyn Kusama. Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi. Performances by Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman.

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller, Suspense, Cults

Where to watch: Netflix

Summary: Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband... and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will's hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses? (from IMDB)

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