The Invoking (2013) – Film

“The Invoking”

A feature film featured at the 2013 Oshkosh Horror Film Festival.

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Sam, who was adopted when she was 5-years-old, has inherited a house from a family she has never known.  She and 3 friends decide to take a vacation and check out the house, giving Sam a chanced to try to figure out what happened to her biological parents and why she was put up for adoption.  When they arrive, Sam begins to have flashbacks of long repressed memories.  As the group’s friendships begin to fall apart, so does Sam’s sanity.

I enjoyed the fact that the filmmakers chose to use Sam’s friends as the visual representations of her biological family in her memory flashbacks, thereby adding to her confusion and disorientation.  I liked that it kept me wondering for longer than I expected whether or not this was a story with a paranormal.  The characters, Sam and Eric, were intriguing, I enjoyed the dynamic between them.   The other characters didn’t do that much for me, though the actors did a great job of portraying the different roles of friend/memory.

Overall, this thriller/horror is worth checking out, according to their website, The Invoking has been picked up for worldwide distribution.  So watch for it.

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