Invitation Only (film)
|Directed by||Kevin Po|
|Produced by||Michelle Yeh
|Written by||Sung In
|Music by||Cody Westheimer|
|Edited by||Kevin Ko
|Distributed by||Three Dots Entertainment
|Running time||95 minutes|
Wade Chen, who works for a rich and powerful CEO, Mr. Yang, accidentally sees his boss having sex with supermodel Dana. His boss supposedly rewards him by sending him to an exclusive party on company money. Wade's evening at the party includes receiving a new car, dancing, gambling and sex with the boss' mistress Dana. However, leaving the party is a problem and the guests are systematically hunted down and slaughtered by a masked slasher.
- Bryant Chang as Wade Chen
- Jerry Huang as Mr. Yang
- Julianne Chu as Hitomi
- Maria Ozawa as Dana
- Kristian Brodie as Warren
- Joseph Ma as Lin
- Kao Yin-Hsuan as Richard Kao
- Vivi Ho as Holly
Invitation Only marks the debut film for director Kevin Ko. The Love HK Film article describes the production as a "low-budget affair; the film was shot on high-def and the art direction is only a step up from "converted warehouse".
Invitation Only has been received relatively poorly. Love HK Film wrote that it is "another film following in the footsteps of the "torture porn" vogue" and that it is an "entertaining if unremarkable thriller". China Post says it is for horror-fans only and that any "merit or message in “Invitation Only” is washed away in the crimson tide of bloodletting that it unleashes". Ho Yi at the Taipei Times is more positive, calling it a "90-minute ride of guilty thrills that combines graphic violence, repulsive torture and sexually suggestive imagery with bitter commentary on a wealth-obsessed society."
- "Invitation Only". Love HK Film. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Invitation Only 絕命派對". China Post. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Invitation Only (2009) (Jue ming pai dui)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "FILM REVIEW: Dying to get rich?". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2011-09-15.