Who Invited Them: Review

Adam (Ryan Hansen) and Margo (Melissa Tang) are having a house warming party as they’ve moved into a new place and Adam is excited because. He thinks that they’re finally moving up in the world. They invite all their friends they have a great time, although they can’t quite place this new couple who appeared at the party.

Then later that night they meet Tom (Timothy Granaderos) and Sasha (Perry Mattfield) who have seem to have gotten so caught up in each other that they didn’t realise that everybody had gone home. However, Adam’s eager to be a gracious host and wants to make friends with who he thinks are charming and upwardly mobile people. So, they stay, but getting rid of them will be harder than Adam and Margo think.

Who Invited Them is a black comedy horror written and directed by Duncan Birmingham which seems like a story that could have taken place at any time because the couples seem so familiar. Adam and Margo are a couple who seem quite different, Adam is always ready to please and he feels like he’s going places whereas Margo was just happy where she was.

Then there’s Tom and Sasha and they seem like the cool couple who have everything going for them.

It may seem like there are couples everywhere that are just like them, but it could just be that their perfection highlights Adam and Margo’s faults. However, as both couples start to get on like a house on fire, little things start creeping in, although Adam and Margo never suspect what’s really going on.

Who Invited Them is a cleverly written film that audiences may think they have seen before, and once a certain conversation about the house starts, then alarm bells should be ringing for horror fans. However, with a story such as this, it’s more about the journey rather than the destination.

This means that it’s all left down to the script and the performances and thankfully both aspects work well together. Even if perhaps a subplot could have been cut entirely because it makes no difference to the plot. Who Invited Them is on Shudder and is entirely welcome to stay.

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