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“WHO INVITED THEM”? Shudder did, and has dated the horror/comedy

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | News


It’s a different twist on the home-invasion genre, and it’s coming this fall.

Shudder has announced that its Original Film WHO INVITED THEM, which world-premiered at the just-concluded Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans, will be available exclusively on its US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, September 1. Duncan Birmingham scripted and directed the movie, which stars Ryan Hansen, Melissa Tang, Timothy Granaderos and Perry Mattfeld. The synopsis: “In WHO INVITED THEM, Adam and Margo’s [Hansen, Tang] housewarming party is a success. However, one mysterious couple [Granaderos, Mattfeld] linger long after all the other guests have left. The uninvited couple reveals themselves to be their wealthy neighbors, Tom and Sasha. But as a single nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo start to suspect these new friends are actually duplicitous strangers.”

“WHO INVITED THEM puts a fresh, fun twist on the home invasion genre,” says Shudder general manager Craig Engler. “It’s darkly comic yet shockingly sinister. We can’t wait for Shudder members to check out the party.” Adds Birmingham, ”Some of my favorite filmmakers have their films on Shudder and everyone knows horror fans make the best audiences, so it’s a real thrill for our dark, twisted labor of love to find a home there. I’m very excited to be part of the family.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).