Director Karyn Kusama talks about her ensemble horror film The Invitation
Karyn Kusama is probably best known for her breakout first feature, Girlfight (2000), which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes, and a Gotham Award for Best Feature. But in the following years, the industry came calling, and her following efforts, Aeon Flux (2005) and Jennifer’s Body (2009) seemed to suggest a filmmaker with an auteur’s soul doing her best to make it work in Hollywood. Now with her most recent effort, The Invitation, which made its world premiere this week at SXSW, Kusama is returning to her independent roots, with a horror film that chucks genre convention in favor of sharp social commentary and some truly dark wit.
Set in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills, The Invitation features an…
Source:: The Verge