Invitation to Hell (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Invitation to Hell (1984)

Invitation to Hell (1984)

Invitation to Hell





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Wes Craven directed this made-for-TV effort about an emissary of the Devil (Susan Lucci) wielding her influence over the members of a posh country club.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Rothstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Moonlight Productions


Robert Urich
as Matt Winslow
Susan Lucci
as Jessica Jones
Joanna Cassidy
as Patricia 'Pat' Winsl...
Joe Regalbuto
as Tom Peterson
Patty McCormack
as Mary Peterson
Soleil Moon Frye
as Chrissy Winslow
Barret Oliver
as Robbie Winslow
Bill Erwin
as Walt Henderson
Bruce Gray
as Larry Ferris
Lois Hamilton
as Miss Winter
Virginia Vincent
as Grace Henderson
Cal Bartlett
as Stepson
John Zenda
as Doorman
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Critic Reviews for Invitation to Hell

All Critics (3)

It's faint praise indeed, but you won't find a much better laughable, made-for-television, B-movie horror than this.

Full Review… | October 29, 2003
Apollo Guide

Other than as a time capsule back to a much sillier era - or as something to laugh at incessantly - Invitation to Hell is every bit as torturous as its title implies.

Full Review… | October 22, 2003

August 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Invitation to Hell


This really could have been a good movie, but unfortunately it's really bad. The story is lame, and the special effects are bad. This just isn't a good movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Hilarious over-the-Top TV Horror movie about a family moving to a gated corporate-endorsed community, where the private club members get to enjoy the elite benefit of a visit to Hell itself. Sexy Susan Lucci runs the spa, and Robert Urich and his family are the latest family to join the community, and discover the horrors of what is going on. There's the added fun of Robert Urich descending into the other side with his environmental suit to sustain the intense temperatures. It's a great cheesy movie from the 80's. Directed by Wes Craven prior to his successful Nightmare on Elm Street series. The DVD artwork is horrible.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


A good story, but I think it goes about it the wrong way. First of all, the guy works for a computer/technology company, which makes you think there will be some kind of problem in the story dealing with the technology, but there isn't. Also, I thought the ending was ridiculous. This movie could have been good, especially if it wasn't a made-for-TV movie, and could have some blood and gore and cool special effects. The actors are good, though, which is why I didn't rate too low, but as for Craven, I expected more from him (like a movie that will scare more than just some yuppies.).

Lisa Spader

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