I pay attention to any film that is literally decorated with homage to “The Shining”. Thompson also mentioned “The Hunger,” a movie we revisited in May as part of our Year of the Vampire series. If you’ve been following that series and doing your homework, you’ve probably read and watched a lot of vampire movies this year. In that case, you should be prepared to spot easter eggs in “The Invitation,” a movie named after a certain Harker, as in Jonathan Harker, Keanu Reeves’ immortal character ( and never before) in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
See? It all led to this.
Here is the official synopsis for “Invitation” via Sony Pictures Entertainment:
After the death of her mother and no other relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test… and discovers a long-lost cousin she didn’t even know. Invited by her new family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she is initially captivated by her luscious aristocratic host, but is soon thrust into a survival nightmare when she discovers… Troubled secrets in their family’s history and the disturbing intentions behind their sinful generosity.
“The Invitation” is currently showing in theaters.
https://www.slashfilm.com/983192/the-invitation-is-packed-with-dozens-of-vampire-and-horror-easter-eggs-exclusive/ The invitation is wrapped with dozens of vampire and horror easter eggs [Exclusive]