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Invitation (2003)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 3 March 2006
Fifteen years ago, a group of young friends were playing a game of baseball. One of them is called home for dinner and the gang decides to let the creepy neighborhood fat kid join in. The ... See full summary »

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Rick Kunzi ...
Dan Reese
Johanna Lixey ...
Lexy Carpenter
Tommy Strasz ...
Tom Locane
Ryann Davey ...
Melina Duchovny
Tricia Lyn Scott ...
Violet Beauregard
Katrina Novak ...
Jenny Hatcher
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Keith Meyers
Bradley Charles Etheridge ...
Lee Hagen (as Brad Etheridge)
Bill Vincent ...
Henry Chambers
Sandy Gartelman ...
Eleanor Kravits
Brad Baker ...
Bearded Man
Caila Coale ...
Ghost Child #1
Christopher Coale ...
Ghost Child #2
Rianne Coale ...
Ghost Child #3
Corey Simon ...
Samuel Patrick
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Fifteen years ago, a group of young friends were playing a game of baseball. One of them is called home for dinner and the gang decides to let the creepy neighborhood fat kid join in. The first pitch is slammed over the fence, into the road, and the fat kid excitedly chases the ball. As the group taunts him and his efforts, they don't notice a truck speeding toward him. He is killed on impact. PRESENT DAY- The members of the old gang all receive mysterious invitations to reunite at an old lodge. Thinking one of the group must have some "big announcement", they all arrive at the lodge. What the group learns about the lodge and the real reason why they were "invited", leaves them fighting for their lives Written by Anonymous

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3 March 2006 (Japan)  »

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Everlasting Evils  »

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Cute girls, mediocre visuals, variable effects, bad acting, even worse camera-work
31 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of college-aged guys and girls get together for a reunion at a secluded house by a lake. When they get there, they're greeted by an over acting bald giant (who walks like he's had a wedgie for the past five years) The clichéd old bat shows up to warn them to leave at once, this goes ignored as the groups splits up and starts rambling about marriages and drinking and novelty songs. Midnight swimming in a sauna masquerading as a lake leads to murder by a babe wearing weird contact lenses, as creepy little kids turn up and start scaring them, and eventually causing their gruesome demise, possibly all as payback for a tragedy in their past many years earlier, it's never really explained. Along the way, their are numerous references to earlier and better horrors: the aforementioned old crone is planted in the ground and run over with a mulcher, a la Motel Hell, immediately followed by a reference to Friday the 13th part 2, etc. The variable effects run the gamut from being eerie (some of the photography and settings in the woods at night, and the music score) to merely cheap shocks (seizure-inducing strobe lights, Marilyn Manson contact lenses, and fog machines working overtime indoors and out)

There might actually have been something here, had the movie not been made on poverty row, and maybe with a tighter pacing at the end, it could have been a fun little B movie. But what we're left with is a mish mash of ideas and variable effects, mostly filmed though wide angle lens causing considerable distortion, intermingled with eye candy in sexy, short little Tricia Lyn Scott (as the rather smug Violet) and Tiffany Shepis lookalike Ryann Davey (as Melina). It's really not that bad, but it's nothing to recommend either, it could have been a lot more fun.


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