Taiwan Cinema's first stab at a slasher film, Invitation Only
gleefully packs in the genre staples for a fast-paced splatterfest of blood, sex, and gore! New-generation director Kevin Ko made a splash back in 2004 when he was still a film student with his horror short Gui Yin
. After a few years of indie shorts and industry dues, he returns to horror with his first feature film, using a Hostel
-like premise as inspiration for extreme violence, inventive torture, and campy fun, with some twisted social commentary and gratuitous nudity thrown in for good measure. Eternal Summer
heartthrob Bryant Chang and TV star Jerry Huang (My Best Pals
) lead the cast, along with Julianne (The Hospital
), Ma Kuo Hsien, Vivi Ho, Kao Ying Hsien (Lust, Caution
), and AV actress Ozawa Maria in her steamy mainstream film debut.
Driver Wade (Bryant Chang) gets on the wrong side of his boss Yang (Jerry Huang), when he shows up late for work, and then walks in on Yang making love in the backseat with a model (Maria Ozawa). To keep his carouse a secret, Yang rewards Wade with an invitation to an exclusive party for the ultra rich. Posing as Yang's cousin, Wade gets all that he could ask for in one night, from hot sex to a free sports car, but then comes the real entertainment. Trapped in the building and separated from the crowd, Wade and a few other posing party-goers are suddenly viciously attacked by masked assailants. Running for their lives, Wade and the others get picked off, one by one, for viewing pleasure.