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

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

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 spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.