Director jessica m thompson revealed that his PG-13 gothic vampire movie The invitation has an R-rated cut that will be released when the movie is available at home. Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Thompson also highlighted the R-rated version of The invitation it’s bloodier, hornier, and funnier than the cut that hit theaters.
In a reimagining of the Dracula myth, The invitation follows a young woman, Evie (Natalie Emmanuel), who discovers that she has a wealthy family in the UK and is invited to an all-expenses-paid wedding. At first, Evie believes that she is lucky to have found caring people who want to connect with long-lost relatives, but she soon discovers that strange things are happening around her family and her mysterious host, Walter (Thomas Doherty). The film has been praised for its gothic atmosphere and for using vampires as they were meant to be: deadly, but as sexy as anyone can be. So we can all rejoice in the fact that there is actually an R-rated version of The invitation which amplifies both the gore and the sex. As Thompson explains:
“Yeah, a little more blood, a little more of that, but I’m someone who thinks you lose the tension as soon as you reveal your monster. I feel like the longer you can hold it, the better. So there’s still that mystery, but I will say there’s a little more gore. There’s a little more blood. There is a bit more swearing and the sex scene is quite a bit longer. These are all the fun things we can do with our R-rated version.”
As Thompson reveals, “the PG-13 version is what will be in theaters, but the R version will actually be online on streamers.” The strategy makes sense. With a PG-13 rating, The invitation can make more money from the box office. But it’s exciting to learn that not only does an R-rated version exist, but it’s also planned to be released. And just as Thompson describes it, we’ll get an explicit beheading scene. In the director’s words: “But yes, something happens to Emmaline, the great-grandmother, which I think is a shock, and Ivan PoharnokProsthetics are fantastic.”
The invitation is directed by Thompson from a screenplay by blair butler. The film also stars Stephanie Corneliussen, alana boden, Courtney Taylor, hugh skinnerY Sean Pertwee.
The invitation is playing now in theaters. Check out the trailer and synopsis for the film below.
After her mother’s death and no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her new family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she is initially seduced by the sexy aristocratic host, but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the disturbing intentions behind it. his sinful generosity.