Invitation to Hell (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Invitation to Hell (1984)

Invitation to Hell (1984)





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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.


Robert Urich
as Matt Winslow
Susan Lucci
as Jessica Jones
Joanna Cassidy
as Patricia 'Pat' Winslow
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

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
Aj V

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
Lisa Spader

For a made for TV movie, Invitation to Hell is not so bad--it's bizarre and creepy in parts, but ultimately it is merely laughable. Overall, the cheesiness outweighs the genuine horror elements. Thankfully, this dowturn in Craven's career after such masterpieces as Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes gave way to better films like Nightmare on Elm Street and The Serpent and the Rainbow. Sadly, it also presages the large number of awful films he would also go on to make, particularly over the past decade.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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