Invitation to Hell (1984)

Invitation to Hell





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This minor made-for-TV effort from horror auteur Wes Craven is one of the oddest attempts at seriously blending supernatural horror and science fiction elements, which amounts to a muddled but amusing failure. The convoluted plot involves scientist Robert Urich's experiments with a new spacesuit designed to detect non-human lifeforms for a proposed expedition to Venus. When a sultry succubus (Susan Lucci, who was born for such a role) begins exerting her demonic influence on the members of a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Rothstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Moonlight Productions



as Matt Winslow

as Jessica Jones

as Patricia 'Pat' Winsl...

as Tom Peterson

as Mary Peterson

as Chrissy Winslow

as Robbie Winslow

as Thompson

as Walt Henderson

as Larry Ferris

as Miss Winter

as Grace Henderson

as Stepson

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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