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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Gellman
Stellina Rusich ...
Liza Harris
Anne Prescott
David Livingstone ...
John Leveque
Michael Harris
Maria Gellman (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Lideo Baldeon ...
Michael Leisen ...
Bob Dawson ...
Senior Partner
Wanda Wilkinson ...
Patient (as Wanda Wilkenson)
Correlli (scenes deleted)
William M. Gregory ...
Joel's Father
Mikka Dargel ...
Anne's Sister


Roland Levy is a great writer. A teller of tales. A setter of scenes. But the six guests he has invite to his island home are in for a scene like they could have never imagined. One night to confess the lies their lives are built on. Or to die. Written by Anonymous

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23 December 2003 (Canada)  »

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Warning: Not a horror movie!
28 March 2004 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Do not be fooled by the poster and cover art or by the trailer for this film, it is not a horror film. It is a morality play, and a pretty intriguing one at that.

The basic plotline: Roland (Henriksen) invites his six best friends to his island estate for a getaway. He tricks them into taking a poison and tells them that the only way he will give them the antidote is if they tell their greatest secrets, if they atone for their sins.

This film is actually quite well done, with the characters each struggling with their own demons, wondering whether their secrets are worth dying for. Henriksen is excellent as always, and relative unknowns Christopher Shyer (Joel) and David Livingstone (John) stand out from the rest of the cast by giving fantastic performances.

The Invitation is not a horror film by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a very intriguing morality play with solid acting from an ensemble cast of anonymous unknowns, with the exception of Henriksen. Well worth a watch. 7/10.

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